on the requisition of the Commanding General in North Carolina, I returned Cooke's brigade of North Carolina troops to Wilmington, and sent Clingman's brigade there, in exchange for Evans's.
A week ago, under your orders, I put in motion for Jack10th, 1863. Major Hutson Lee, Chief Quartermaster, etc., etc.:
Major,—A brigade (Clingman's) is to be sent here from Wilmington.
Make every possible exertion to provide for its rapid transportation.
Leave nothing undone in your power to accelerate the movement, both from Wilmington to Florence, and thence here.
Time is incalculably precious.
Respectfully, your obedient servant, Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff.
Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., Jul
General,—I am instructed to inform you of the expected arrival of ten companies from Savannah and one brigade from Wilmington, N. C., and to direct that the necessary arrangements shall be made for their reception and disposition.
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