Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Charleston, S.C. ------ 1864
In the temporary absence Genl. Jones, I forward the within, although of no
practical importance as the object of your letter has been accomplished. It may however,
be pleasant to know that the esteem of your friends is shared by the Dept. also. Accept
my best wishes for your success & personal welfare. I regret extremely to lose you from
this Dept. but hope that "our loss may be your gain"-
Chas. J. Stringfellow
Maj. Genl. Patton Anderson
Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.