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POST OF FLORENCE, S. C.

Colonel GEORGE P. HARRISON, Jr.

5th Georgia, Colonel Charles P. Daniel.

Brown's South Carolina Reserves, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas R. Brown.

Gill's battalion of reserves.

Merriwether's battalion of reserves.

Ward's battalion of reserves.

Williams' battalion of reserves.

1st South Carolina Cavalry (detachment), Lieutenant J. H. Copeland.

POST OF COLUMBIA, S. C.

Major ALLEN J. GREEN.

Camp of instruction, Captain Lorick.

Post guard, Captain Senn.

Provost guard, Captain D. H. Hamilton, jr.

C. S. MILITARY PRISON, COLUMBIA, S. C.

Lieutenant Colonel S. R. MEANS.

32nd Georgia (three companies), Captain J. F. McElmurray.

State Reserves (four companies), Captain Edward Powell.

Williams' battalion (one company), Lieutenant John McCarley.

Artillery detachment, Lieutenant J. Furman Dargan.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 264.

Richmond, Va., November 5, 1864.

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XV. Major General Robert Ransom, Provisional Army, C. S., is hereby assigned to duty in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He will proceed to Charleston and report to Lieutenant-General Hardee commanding, &c., for assignment to the First District in South Carolina.

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By command of Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., November --, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

DEAR SIR: The undersigned representatives-elect of the city of Charleston, and of the adjoining parishes of Christ Church, Saint Thomas, and Saint Denis, together with their constituents, respectfully represent that they have understood with no small anxiety that it is contemplated to relieve Brigadier-General Ripley from command of the district comprising the defenses of Charleston and the adjacent parishes. The undersigned have been and are in a position to know the military events and to have learned something of the special requirements of this locality, and they desire respectfully to place the controlling military authorities in possession of the intelligent opinion of the citizens and property holders of this community in a mater which vitally concerns them. They believe that Gen-