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CHARLESTON, S. C., March 2, 1863.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Ten-inch columbian must now be removed from Genesis Point to Rosedew. Do not remove guns from Hutchinson Battery. Prepare position for one columbian at Carston's Bluff; also at Fort Boggs.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., March 2, 1863.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Order General Walker to command all troops and line of outworks from Carston's Bluff to Thunderbolt, both inclusive. General Taliaferro to command from Walker's right to Rosedew inclusive. General Clingman's brigade leaves here to-morrow. Hold him in reserve to support any point attacked.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., March 2, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

General Mercer telegraphed for at least 2,000 arms for State volunteers. Can he not have them at once? Enemy evidently threatening Savannah.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., March 2, 1863.

Brigadier General W. S. WALKER,

Commanding, Pocotaligo, S. C.:

GENERAL: Your letter of yesterday has been received. The views continued in it are approved by me. Should the enemy succeed in taking the trestle work over the Savannah River and you can still hold the railroad line to this place, you must of course do so, for future operations. All your movements must look to the final defense of Charleston, where I shall concentrate all my troops when required at that point.

Should the enemy succeed in taking Coosawhatchie or Pocotaligo, any strong position giving us still command of the railroad tot his place must be held until further orders for future operations against the enemy should he endeavor to march toward Branchville, which will have to be protected by a part of your cavalry and one or two sections of artillery moving in that direction.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, March 2, 1863.

General S. COOPER:

General Mercer reports three iron-colds below Fort McAllister, one in

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