War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0778 COASTS OF S.C., AND MID. AND EAST FLA. Chapter XXVI.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., February 14, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Steamers Ruby, Leopard, and T. D. Wagner arrived, and Douglas left safely during last night. Have called attention of foreign consult formally to fact.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

SAVANNAH, February 16, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

Everything indicates an early attack on Charleston or Savannah, probably former. Enemy is accumulating a large force at Port Royal; several iron-clads are there. General Whitting reports only 5,000 men at New Berne and two companies at Morehead City. I hope to be reenforced in time. General Walker has not yet reported. The services of one or two brigadiers here are still considered indispensable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HEADQUARTERS, Wilmington, February 16, 1863.

General RIPLEY, Charleston:

Clingman's brigade is moving to Beauregard's aid. Sent off two regiments to-day. Others will follow as soon as transportation in ready.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. THIRD MILITARY DIST. OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Pocotaligo, February 16, 1863.

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

I have the honor to inclose a characteristic report from Private J. J. Magee, of the Rutledge Mounted Riflemen and Horse Artillery, detailed as scout, and calling your attention to the address, courage, and zeal displayed by him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. S. WALKER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

Let Private Magee's name be mentioned in orders for courage, zeal, and address.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

CAMP RUTLEDGE MOUNTED RIFLEMEN AND HORSE ARTY., Pocotaligo, S. C., February 14, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that in accordance with your instructions I visited Hilton Head Island on the night of the 11th, and