siege howitzers, to throw grape, consider, and spherical-case shot. The howitzers are at the Citadel, but the carriages will have to be made. The detachment that fought the battery (a portion of Company D, of the artillery battalion) could serve it again, but as the company is well drilled at the exercise of heavy guns, you will, no doubt, require its services in the harbor. If authority could be obtained from the honor-able Secretary of the Confederate States Navy for me to enlist twenty-five seamen, four of which to rated petty officers, and Mr. Grimball and Ingraham could be assigned to me, I could take charge of the battery and perhaps make her useful.
J. R. HAMILTON,
Lieutenant, C. S. Navy.
HDQRS. PROVISIONAL FORCES,
Charleston, S. C., April 15, 1861.
The forces on Morris Island shall constitute one division, to be commanded by Major General M. L. Bonham, S. C. V., which division shall be divided into two brigades, as follows: The first brigade, to be commanded by Brigadier General James Simons, S. C. M., shall be composed of Colonels Conningham and Hagood's regiments, and Lieutenant-Colonel De Saussure's battalion of artillery; and the second brigade, to be commanded by Brigadier General P. H. Nelson, S. C. V. shall be composed of Colonels Gregg's and Kershaw's regiments, and the battalion of Colonel Rion's regiment on the island and the second brigade the southern portion. The general officers will at once assume commands, and will furnish to these headquarters a list of their respective staffs.
By order of Brigadier-General Beauregard:
D. R. JONES,