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[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

Received, Charleston, S. C., September 11, 1863, from Sergt. A. C. Colson, Company D, Charleston Battalion, the following ordnance and ordnance stores, &c.:

Muskets........................................................ 28 Pistols........................................................ 2

Bayonets....................................................... 16

Bayonet scabbards.............................................. 2

Cartridge-boxes................................................ 15

Cap-boxes...................................................... 2

Waist-belts.................................................... 7

Straps......................................................... 12

Cutlasses...................................................... 15

Sword.......................................................... 1

C. C. PICKNEY,

Captain, and Acting Ordnance Officer.

ADDENDA.

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., September 9, 1863.

Major STEPHEN ELLIOTT, JR.,

Commanding &c., Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, S. C.:

MAJOR: The general commanding directs me to compliment you and your garrison on the brillina success of this morning. He hopes that all future attempts of the enemy to take Sumter will meet with the same result. The general will endeavor to have the prisoners removed in the course of the day or to-night. Should the enemy meanwhile bombard Sumter, and you have not enough cover for your command, you will expose the prisoners, instead of your troops, to the enemy's fire.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. N., TOUTANT BEAUREGARD,

Aide-de-Camp.

SEPTEMBER 13-14, 1863.-Capture of Union Telegraph Party near Lowndes' Mill, Combahee River, S. C.

Report of Lieutenant Colonel William Stokes, Fourth South Carolina Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD MILITARY DISTRICT, McPhersonville, S. C. September 17, 1863.

Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff, and Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose the report of Lieutenant Colonel William Stokes, commanding sub-district between Combahee and Ashepoo, of the pursuit and capture of a telegraphic party of the enemy. I commend to the favorable attention of the general commanding the active nd energetic measures of this efficient officer, resulting in the frustration of a bold and partly successful scheme for obtaining information of our movements.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. S. WALKER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.