War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0810 COAST OF S. C.,GA.,AND MID. AND EAST FLA. Chapter XXVI.

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RECAPITULATION OF EFFECTIVE.

First Military District of South Carolina................. 9,437

Second Military District of South Carolina................ 2,249

Third Military District of South Carolina................. 5,283

Fourth Military District of South Carolina................ 478

District of Georgia....................................... 10, 089

District of Middle Florida................................ 708

District of East Florida.................................. 803

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Total effective........................................... 29, 047

HEADQUARTERS,

Petersburg, Va., March 5, 1863.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Charleston, S. C.:

A large force is reported to be landing at New Berne. As no forces are moving from the North the force must be from you front. If this information agrees with yours army I ask that you make arrangements to return the troops sent from Washington to you recently?

JAMES LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., March 5, 1863.

General JAMES LONGSTREET,

Commanding, Petersburg, Va.:

Number of transports at Hilton Head still the same. Can learn no diminution of the enemy's force in my front. Am still expecting an attack here ot at Savannah; have even applied for additional troops.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, March 5, 1863.

Colonel A. J. GONZALES,

Chief of Artillery and Ordnance:

COLONEL: In obedience to your order I proceeded to Pocotaligo and saw General Walker, whose answers to the questions you gave me you will please find inclosed.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. JACQUELINE SMITH,

Captain Artillery and Assistant Chief Artillery and Ordnance.

[Inclosure.]

Memoranda of disposition of guns in Third Military District.

POCOTALIGO, March 4, 1863.

The guns intend for Ashepoo River, one 12-pounder rifled and one 24-pounder howitzer, are not in position, for the reason that after the battery was built an additional battery was ordered to be built by Captain Echols to receive the rifled gun, and a requisition made on the engineer department at Charleston for labor to do the same, which has not been received, and because there was not infantry or artillery company