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COLUMBIA, S. C., February 10, 1865.

Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,

Commanding Department, Charleston, S. C.:

I have just arrived here. Will join you soon as practicable. Meanwhile I advise concentation from the Combahee to the Edisto line.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 10, 1865.

General BEAUREGARD:

I feel sure your presence here, if possible, would do great service at this juncture.

THOMAS JORDAN.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 10, 1865.

Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN,

Charleston, S. C.:

I will be in Charleston soon as practicable. Inform Chisolm to that efect.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, February 10, 1865.

When the necessity arises for your retirement bring with you that portion of Stevenson's command now reporting to you.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, February 10, 1865.

General McLAWS:

Conner's brigade is not to be withdrawn from its present position. By order of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FLAG-SHIP CHARLESTON,

Charleston, February 10, 1865.

Brigadier General W. B. TALIAFERRO,

Commanding 2nd and 3rd Sub. Dists. of South Carolina, Charleston, S. C.:

GENERAL: I have received your letter of this date. In reply I have to inform you that the marine guard of this squadron, under Lieutenant A. S. Berry, C. S. Marine Corps, was ordered to report to Captain Tatnall, C. S. Marine Corps, the senior officer on this station, who had been directed by Flag-Officer Ingraham to report to you. In a conversation with Lieutenant-General Hardee this morning I mentioned this arrangement, with which he expressed himself satisfiied. I have detailed the mariine guard as the least injurious to the organization of the ships, but should it become imperatively I will endeavor