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e operations against the enemy, now occupying Jacksonville with about 12,000 or 15,000 men, and Palatka with about 1500, as reported by scouts, deserters, etc. Your present available forces (less ed and supported by four or five gunboats, as the place is at present. The task with regard to Palatka would be less difficult, if you could detach on such an expedition, to insure its success, a sutry on his rear. Should the enemy divide his forces by reinforcing strongly those already at Palatka, the proposed battery at Fleming's Island, on the St. John's, should be constructed at once, ano as to prevent its navigation. Should the enemy, after fortifying strongly Jacksonville and Palatka, leave those two places, with only a strong garrison in each, a battery should be put up at onc, then the Virginia regiments, then Harrison's brigade. Meanwhile, if you can safely strike at Palatka, you should do so. How are General Gardner's operations against deserters progressing? G. T. B
on Bragg, Commander-in-chief, Richmond, Va.: Am ready to obey any order for the good of the service. I believe Burnside's expedition is intended to cut off supplies from the South to Richmond and Lee's army. He will no doubt move in force. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., April 16th, 1864. Genl. Saml. Cooper, Adjt. and Insp.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: General Anderson reports another steam transport of enemy destroyed on St. John's River by a torpedo. Our scouts report Pilatka evacuated. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., April 19th, 1864. Genl. Saml. Cooper, Adjt. and Insp.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: Enemy still strong in our front. Should he withdraw large force to concentrate in North Carolina your suggestion can be carried out to extent of two brigades; but northwest portion of this State should be watched closely from expedition through North Carolina. G. T. Beauregard. Appendix to chapter XXXV. Telegram. Richmond, April 15th, 18