War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0136 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., &. N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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of Sappers and Miners, will embark this afternoon on board the steamship Atlantic, Captain Gray. The recruits now at Fort Columbus, of these companies, will embark at the same time and join their respective companies. Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Brooks' company (H) and Captain Allen's company (K), Second Artillery, will embark on board the steamer Illinois so soon as she is ready for sea. Lieutenant-Colonel Brooks will receive special instructions from Lieutenant-Colonel Keyes.

By order of Colonel Brown:

GEO. L. HARTSUFF,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA, Numbers 2.

Steamship Atlantic, April 14, 1861.

Under the present condition of the national affairs it is necessary that the commanding officers of military posts should have supreme authority. All officers, therefore, within such command will be subject to his orders and instructions, within the limits prescribed by law and regulations.

By order of Colonel Brown:

GEO. L. HARTSUFF,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA, Numbers 4.

Fort Pickens, April 22, 1861.

Bvt. Major Zealous B. Tower will relieve Captain M. C. Meigs in his duties as chief engineer of the department. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By order of Colonel Brown:

GEO. L. HARTSUFF,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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FRANKFORT, April 23, 1861.

Honorable GREEN ADAMS:

DEAR SIR: You may show anything I write to General Scott. it may be important to keep him posted. First. Our Governor is in telegraphic correspondence with the Secretary of War at Montgomery, and now actually hatching bloody treason, in my opinion. Second. If possible I will get copies. Third. He is now at Louisville trying to borrow money from the banks; pretendedly to arm the State-really to arm traitors in our midst, and thus enable them to kill or control us. I have seen one bank president (Major Johnson), and written to our friends in Louisville not to give him a dollar. Fourth. I shall not be surprised at an invasion of Tennessee and Kentucky to countenance a violent uprising, for they know we can beat them at the polls. Fifth. I doubt if the Governor will recognize Lincoln's call of Congress by ordering an election of members. On the contrary, he had his masters, Breckinridge & Co., are on the lookout for 'something to turn up." The triumph of the Union party is their eternal political death and they are becoming desperate. Sixth. Note well what Scott says and wants done, and keep me advised.

Yours, truly,

LESLIE COOMBS.

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