War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0651 Chapter XXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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off retreat of enemy on Bee's Creek; circumstances must decide. Wait to act with the, but send scouts toward Bee's Creek.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SAVANNAH, GA., October 22, 1862-10.30 p. m.

Colonel W. S. WALKER, Pocotaligo, S. C.:

Would it not be preferable to send the two additional regiments and one battery with Colcock's cavalry to cut off enemy's retreat at Bee's Creek? Re-enforcements are being sent you from Charleston. Answer.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST MILITARY DIST. OF S. C., Numbers 5.

Charleston, October 22, 1862.

I. Brigadier General S. R. Gist will proceed immediately with three regiments and a light battery of his command to Pocotaligo to re-enforce the troops in that vicinity now threatened by the enemy. The command will move without baggage and take three days' cooked provisions.

II. Brigadier-General Gist will give such instructions to the commanding officer on James Island as may be necessary for the public service during his absence.

R. S. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., October 22, 1862.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Savannah, Ga.:

Hagood and Gist will be on the spot with their forces before dawn. Troops moving rapidly.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., October 22, 1862.

Colonel W. S. WALKER,

Commanding, Pocotaligo, S. C.:

Hold your ground at your position. General Gist has started with about 2,000 men to re-enforce you, besides re-enforcements from General Hagood's command. Fight at every bridge.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., October 22, 1862.

Colonel W. S. WALKER,

Commanding, Pocotaligo, S. C.:

Re-enforcements are on the way. Have the road watched, so that the proper point of disembarkation of troops may be made known to trains as they arrive.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.