War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0140 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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Abstract from return of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding, for June 13, 1863.

Command. Effective Aggregate Aggregate

total present. present and

present. absent.

First District

(Ripley):

Infantry 2,606 2,987 3,704

Light Artillery 659 732 896

Heavy Artillery 2,837 3,203 3,823

Cavalry 1,171 1,334 1,695

Total 7,273 8,256 10,118

Second District

(Hagood):

Infantry 451 489 626

Light Artillery 269 283 356

Cavalry 754 791 1,075

Total 1,465 1,563 2,057

Third District

(Walker):

Infantry 533 600 707

Light Artillery 578 642 758

Cavalry 1,499 1,710 2,063

Total 2,610 2,952 3,528

District of Georgia

(Mercer):

Infantry 1,888 2,115 2,587

Light Artillery 271 309 377

Heavy Artillery 2,024 2,255 2,847

Cavalry 1,738 1,991 2,419

Total 5,921 6,670 8,230

District of East

Florida (Finegan):

Infantry 222 273 340

Light Artillery 140 149 158

Cavalry 441 494 746

Total 803 916 1,244

District of Middle

Florida (Cobb):

Infantry 788 889 1,161

Light Artillery 280 303 358

Cavalry 452 509 609

Total 1,520 1,701 2,128

Siege Train (Gonzales) 271 287 342

Grand total 19,863 22,345 27,647

HEADQUARTERS FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT,

Charleston, S. C., June 14, 1863.

Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that yesterday afternoon, the enemy having appeared to be at work on Little Folly Island, Lieutenant-Colonel Yates opened fire upon them, shelling them for about three-quarters of an hour, putting a strop to their operations, which appeared to be erecting a shelter or batteries near the inlet. A close watch has been directed to be kept up, and their work to be stopped whenever attempted.

It is intended to throw an epaulement across the island, to cover the camps and depots from such attempts as the enemy can make.

The main magazine for the detached batteries is completed, and the artillery principally supplies with ammunition.