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HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., July 7, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: It is necessary to dislodge the enemy form the position he has taken on John's Island to enfilade our works on James Island. The major-general commanding intrusts this work to you, and for this purpose has sent the Forty-seventh Georgia Regiment, Bonaud's battalion, and Colonel Harrison, with all of his men, to re-enforce Major Jenkins' original command. Assume the immediate direction of all these troops, and drive off the enemy in your front if possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, 1864-1.20 a. m.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Adams' Run:

Go over to John's Island and take command yourself. Several telegrams were sent you last night.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General, Commanding.

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

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Adams' Run:

Ransone's company on James Island. General says he cannot send troops to Battery Palmer.

P. C. WARWICK,

Aide-de-Camp.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Adams' Run:

Go immediately to John's Island and take command; re-enforcements are ordered; communicate with me via Fort Pemberton.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 159.

Richmond, July 8, 1864.

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XXVIII. Captain A. Cammack, on being relieved, will report to Major Hutson Lee, chief quartermaster, &c., at Charleston, S. C., for duty at Adams' Run, S. C.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.