Major General Gillmore
Commanding Officer, U.S. Forces, Department of the South
advises Brigadier General Seymour
not to advance on Lake City


Jacksonville, FLA., February 11, 1864

General Seymour,

Beyond Baldwin:

Eight companies of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts have been ordered to Baldwin. Don't risk a repulse in advancing on Lake City, but hold Sanderson unless there are reasons for failing back which I don't know. Please inform me how your command is distributed between here and the South Fork of the Saint Mary's. Please report by telegraph from Baldwin frequently.


Copied from The Official Records of the War of Rebellion.

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