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soon make a demonstration against this place, I think it would be advisable to hurry on as soon as possible the laying in position of the proposed obstructions, including the "rope entanglement."

I have ordered General Mercer to send as soon as possible all the chains and anchors not required for the obstructions of the Savannah River proper.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Charleston, S. C., October 17, 1862.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Commanding First Military District:

GENERAL: On consideration the commanding general has determined to authorize you to assign Brigadier-General Gist to such command in your district as you may regard as most advantageous to the service and for the operations of the district.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., October 18, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

British steamer Leopard arrived last night with valuable cargo-arms, ammunition, blankets, shoes, and army supplies. Have to ask authority to direct purchase of all wanted.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

RICHMOND, October 18, 1862.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Charleston, S. C.:

Purchase all the army supplies in the cargo.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Charleston, S. C., October 18, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General C. S. A., Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: I have to bring to the notice of the War Department the unorganized condition of the cavalry under my command, and to ask respectfully that early measures may be taken to correct a state of things which in my judgment must seriously impair the efficiency of this arm of the service. The volunteer cavalry, for example, stationed in the State of South Carolina, consists of Stokes', Morgan's, Jeffords', and Emanuel's battalions, of four companies each, Willington Rangers, three unattached companies under Major Byrd at McClellansville, the