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[Appendix E.]

Guns applied for by General G. T. Beauregard for the defense of Savannah.

Application. Date of 10-inch 8-inch 42-

application. columbi columbi pounde

ads. ands. r

rifled

and

banded

.

Letter. September 30, 20 --- 5

1862.

Order. September 30, 15 --- 10

1862.

Letter. November 1, 1862. 5 5 5

Telegram. January 3, 1862. --- --- ---

Do. February 3, --- --- ---

1862.*

Do. February 3, --- --- ---

1862.+

Application. Date of application. 32- Whitew

pounder orth.

rifled

and

banded.

Letter. September 30, 1862. 5 ---

Order. September 30, 1862. 5 ---

Letter. November 1, 1862. 5 ---

Telegram. January 3, 1862. --- 2

Do. February 3, 1862.* --- ---

Do. February 3, 1862.+ --- ---

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*Two or more 32 or 24 pounders for Genesis Point.

+Applies for heavy guns; don't state number or caliber.

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For information of Brigadier General H. W. Mercer, commanding District of Georgia, Savannah, Ga.

CHARLESTON, April 4, 1863.

General COOPER:

Seven monitors now in North Edisto; twenty vessels entered Stono late in afternoon, and enemy evidently drawing near in force.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RICHMOND, April 4, 1863.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Charleston, S. C.:

The President directs me to inquire whether the twenty vessels in Stono are war vessels or transports, and whether any landing has been made on James Island.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CHARLESTON, April 4, 1863.

General S. COOPER:

Vessels in Stono are twelve to-day, consisting of gunboats, transports, and schooners altogether. There are also about 1,000 men reported landed on Cole's Island, mouth of Stono; none yet on James Island. Seven monitors are in North Edisto and Port Royal, with gunboats, transports, &c., in both.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Charleston, S. C., April 4, 1863.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Commanding First Military District, Charleston:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires that you should at once