War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0537 Chapter XXVI. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., June 3, 1862.

Brigadier General S. R. GIST, Secessionville, S. C.:

General Mercer has gone down with my instructions. General Evans reports by telegraph advance of enemy toward his position with cavalry, artillery, and infantry. I have ordered an additional regiment from Hardeeville and one from Savannah, one regiment to be halted at the railroad depot in Saint Andrew's to give you assistance if necessary. Unless absolutely necessary I cannot leave here at present. One regiment should be kept in reserve on the lines east of Newton's Cut; Colonel Colquitt's regiment west of Newton's Cut. Give all attention to keeping ammunition dry.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 3, 1862.

Brigadier General N. G. EVANS, Adams Run:

Prisoners this morning captured on James Island report 1,700 landed at Legareville, on John's Island. If possible attack them at once; look out; keep open your rear.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA, Charleston, S. C., June 3, 1862.

Brigadier-General MERCER,

Commanding Second Military District:

GENERAL: I am instructed by Major-General Pemberton to direct that you have a good force in reserve near the bridge crossing the Wappoo Cut on this side.

J. C. TAYLOR,

Aide-de-Camp.

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 3, 1862.

Brigadier-General LAWTON, Savannah, Ga.:

No cavalry or artillery will be included. You will take tents, but not be encumbered. The enemy landed on Stono in considerable force. May need you here.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA, Charleston, S. C., June 3, 1862.

General S. R. GIST,

Commanding James Island, S. C.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you make arrangements to man the guns on the east side of the lines of intrenchments at Newton's Cut. You can take the men from Major J. B. White's command or from Colonel Lamar's regiment. The eight pieces from