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CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Via Royall's House, James Island:

The troops must cross by the Chesterfield after dark. Send Bonaud's battalion, Colonel Harrison, with all his men, and the Fourth General [Cavalry] Regiment. They will report to Brigadier-General Robertson, and if he is not there Colonel Harrison will assume command.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, 1864.

Colonel G. P. HARRISON, Jr.,

James Island (Through Brigadier-General Taliaferro):

Proceed at once to John's Island in command of all the troops ordered to that place. Report to Brigadier-General Robertson. If he is not there, confer with Major Jenkins. Assume command of all the force, and attack the enemy and drive them off a soon as possible.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CONFEDERATE SIGNAL MESSAGES.*

Battery Bee to Fort Sumter.

JULY 7, 1864-3 a.m.

Captain MITCHEL:

Keep a bright lookout for the enemy's barges, and notify me of any movement. Answer by signal.

ADAMS,

Major, Commanding.

JULY 7, 1864.

F. N. C.:

Call as near every half hour as possible during the day. Will have flags, so as to make the sentry's duty as easy for us as possible.

R. N.

City, working west.

JULY 7, 1864.

I have received your communication. Some re-enforcements are on the way to come over this p. m. If ---.

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*Intercepted by Union signal officers.

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