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march from their present position to a point on the Stono, keeping all the time on Seabrook and Kiawah Islands, in which event we could do nothing with him. This does not, however, strike me as at all probable.

Very respectfully,

JOHNSON HAGOOD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

Have not the forces. He must annoy with cavalry and artillery.

B.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 7, 1863.

Brigadier General W. S. WALKER, Pocotaligo, S. C.:

You can now destroy enemy's vessels at mouth of Ashepoo in best manner practicable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

Abstract from Return of Troops in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, commanded by General G. T. Beauregard, April 7, 1863.

Present for duty.

Commanding Troops. Total Total Total

officer. effecti effecti effect

ve ve ive

infantr cavalry artill

y. . ery.

Brigadier First Military 6.807 1.117 3.305

General R. S. District of South

Ripley. Carolina.

Brigadier Second Military 1.819 742 288

General J. District of South

Hagood. Carolina.

Brigadier Third Military 3.655 1.686 496

General W. S. District of South

Walker. Carolina.

Brigadier District of 5.661 1.880 2.548

General H. W. Georgia.

Mercer.

Brigadier District of 731 382 261

General Howell Middle Florida.

Cobb.

Brigadier District of East 222 441 140

General Joseph Florida.

Finegan.

Grand total. ........... 18.895 6.248 7.074

Commanding officer. Troops. Aggregat Aggrega

e te

present. present

and

absent.

Brigadier General First Military 12.856 15.023

R. S. Ripley. District of South

Carolina.

Brigadier General Second Military 3.147 3.636

J. Hagood. District of South

Carolina.

Brigadier General Third Military 6.645 8.177

W. S. Walker. District of South

Carolina.

Brigadier General District of Georgia. 11.694 13.371

H. W. Mercer.

Brigadier General District of Middle 1.555 1.993

Howell Cobb. Florida.

Brigadier General District of East 916 1.249

Joseph Finegan. Florida.

Grand total. ........... 36.813 43.449

NOTE.- Heavy artillery included with light artillery in the First District of South Carolina and the District of Georgia.

RECAPITULATION OF EFFECTIVE.

Firts Military District of South Carolina.............. 11.229

Second Military District of South Carolina............. 2.849

Third Military District of South Carolina.............. 5.837

District of Georgia.................................... 10.125

District of Middle Florida............................. 1.374

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

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Total effective........................................ 32.217

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 8, 1863.

J. F. GILMER, Chief Engineer, Richmond, Va.:

Send immediately all the sand bags you can spare.*

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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*Similar dispatch sent to quartermasters at Atlanta, Augusta, Columbia, and Macon.

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