War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0572 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., July 8, 1864.

Major General PATTON ANDERSON,

Lake City, Fla.:

Did you receive telegram of 1st instant, directing you to send Hood's battalion to report to Major-General McLaws at Savannah?

Hurry them on. Enemy still on James and John's Islands, and maintaining heavy bombardment of Sumter and Pringle, shelling our lines constantly.

By order:

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 176.

Charleston, S. C., July 9, 1864.

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VI. Brigadier General H. R. Jackson, Provisional Army, C. S., having reported at these headquarters in compliance with orders from Major-General Cobb, given under instructions from the War Department, is assigned to the command of the District of Georgia, and will reported to Major-General McLaws at Savannah, G.a

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By command of Major-General Jones:

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 9, 1864.

Colonel J. L. BLACK,

Royall's House:

Telegram received. Keep a sharp lookout and report any movement. Guard carefully against a surprise. Suppose you have, of course, informed General Taliaferro.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 9, 1864-7.30 a. m.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Battery Numbers 2.:

Can you form any idea of how events are progressing on John's Island. Are the enemy sending troops form James to John's Island?

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 9, 1864.

OFFICER IN COMMAND AT FORT PEMBERTON,

James Island:

Can you hear firing on John's Island? State whether it is musketry or cannon firing. Reply at once.

P. C. WARWICK,

Aide-de-Camp.