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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 14, Part 1 (Secessionville)
Page 711 Chapter XXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A,

Richmond, Va., December 13, 1862.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Charleston, S. C.:

General Lee has just telegraphed to General Smith as follows:

For Wilmington and the coast of North Carolina draw re-enforcements from North Carolina and General Beauregard.

Other intelligence induces General Smith to conjecture the purpose of the enemy to march in conjunction with the force from their fleet to be landed at Beaufort, on the railroad, and then to assail Wilmington in reserve. It is recommended to you, in case of intelligence confirmatory of such movements, to act on the suggestion of General Lee, and send re-enforcements if, and to the extent, you think it can be done without too greatly risking your command. Should communication between Wilmington and this city be broken you will give to Wilmington special attention and such aid as you spare. Of this order General Whiting will be notified.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 13, 1862.

Brigadier General JOHNSON HAGOOD,

Commanding, Adams Run, S. C.:

The seven companies of McCullough's Sixteenth South Carolina Volunteers at Adams Run and the seven of Nelson's battalion at same place hold kin readiness for transportation, with four days' cooked provisions, with 40 rounds of ammunition in cartridge box and 60 in reserve, in light marching order, with cooking utensils, and two tents per company and two field and staff each battalion. Repeat message.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 13, 1862.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Commanding District of Georgia, Savannah, Ga.:

Hols about 2,500 infantry, including Screven's battalion,in readiness for transportation to this place, with four days's cooked provisions, with 40 rounds of ammunition in cartridge box and 60 in reserve, in light marching order, with cooking utensils, and two tents per company and two for the field and staff of each regiment or battalion. Repeat message. Have transportation ready.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 13, 1862.

Brigadier General W. H. C. WHITING,

Commanding, &c,. Wilmington, N. C.:

In case of necessity I hope to have an efficient force to support you. Let me know in time your wishes. Repeat message.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.


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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 14, Part 1 (Secessionville)
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