Report of the Chief of the Department of the Military of South Carolina, to His Excellency, Governor Pickens (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Report of the Chief of the Department of the Military of South Carolina, to His Excellency, Governor Pickens On the second of February last, the Secretary of War made a call upon the State to fill up the quota of troops enlisted for the war, to an amount. Equal to six per centum of the total white population. Assuming our population to be the quota would be men. The Secretary supposed we had furnished, up to that time, about men for the war, and 'called at once for five more regiments, expecting to make up the re mainder by reenlistment among the twelve months volunteers. Being satisfied that he had underestimated the number of men, both for the war and for twelve months, I called on the Adjutant and Inspector General for a report, setting forth the facts. That report was made on'the twentieth of February, 1862, and exhibits for the war men, and for twelve months - total, sent into Confederate service, (see my report in Appendix, marked C.) Before the letter Of the Secretary reached your Excellency, I had re paired to Charleston, in answer to several pressing calls connected with the military condition of the State, and with the duties of my office. While there, I conferred freely with the Confederate General in command of that District, with General Gist, and communicated with General Lee, on the various necessities of our military condition. Under instructions of the Governor and Council, (see accompanying papers, N O. L, ) I issued orders for the reorganization of the Fourth Brigade, S. C. M., as one of the readiest means of obtaining immediate aid to meet threatening dangers. With the Adjutant and Inspector General, I considered and discussed the best mode of permanent organization of the militia, to meet promptly what ever demands might be made upon. Us. (see report - accompanying papers, N o. On my return, about the twelfth of February, I found the requisi tion of the Secretary of War, of which your Excellency had previously sent me a copy. My first step, under the authority of the Governor and Coun cil, was to issue appeals to the army of the Potomac, to the twelve months troops in this State, &c., to change the term of. Their enlistment, from twelve months to the war. (see accompanying papers, N o. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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