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[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., September 24, 1863.

This dispatch was not received at General Ripley's headquarters until after orders for evacuation had been issued and the preparations completed, and was only sent up to these headquarters a few days since.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

ADDENDA No. 4. CHARLESTON, September 6, 1863-2.15 a.m.

Colonel L. M. KEITT,

Commanding Morris Island:

Repair work with soldiers and negroes on island. I will determine to-day what measures to adopt. No action should be taken in haste. It is too late to act this night.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 6-8.45 a.m.

Captain [W. F.] NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Incessant fire from Yankee mortar and Parrott battery. Can't work negroes; better look after them promptly. Had 30 or 40 soldiers wounded in an attempt to work. Will do all I can, but fear the garrison will be destroyed without injuring the enemy. The fleet is opening, but I hope that we may stand till do-night.

KEITT,

Colonel.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 6-10.30 a.m.

Captain [W. F.] NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Boats must be at Cumming's Point early to-night without fail.

KEITT,

Colonel.

ADDENDA NO.5. HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., September 19, 1863.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

A. A. G., First Military District, Charleston, S. C.:

CAPTAIN: The general commanding directs me to ascertain from you at what time of day and on what day the instructions in reference to the evacuation of Batteries Wagner and Gregg, marked confidential, and dated headquarters First Military District, September 5, 1863, left your headquarters for Morris Island, and at what time these instructions reached the commanding officer of that post. The general commanding does not find that information in Colonel Keitt's report or accompanying papers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. N. TOUTANT BEAUREGARD,

Aide-de-Camp.