War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0175 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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commanding officers are authorized and directed to complete and repair them with such force as is their disposal, taking care to follow the original plans as far as practicable. Any change absolutely necessary will be made only after consultation with the chief engineer and approval from these headquarters.

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By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Acting Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 1, 1863.

Generals MERCER and WALKER:

A dispatch received from Adams Run at 5 o'clock this evening, reports that the enemy's fleet o transports and troops have left the Edisto. Destination unknown.

CLIFTON H. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MORRIS ISLAND, [July 1, 1863]-8.30 p. m.

Captain READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

One of the enemy's monitors was towed in Stono at 6 o'clock this p. m.

[R. F.] GRAHAM,

Colonel.

[Indorsement.]

General Jordan will order General Trapier to have everything ready to repel a land or naval attack, in case one should be made on this place. I have telegraphed Generals Hagood, Walker, and Mercer to have their infantry ready to come here at a moment's notice. I have also sent word to General Trapier to be on the qui vive.

G. T. B. [BEAUREGARD].

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 1, 1863.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah:

Hold two regiments of infantry, with three days' cooked rations, ready to move here at a moment's notice. Collect transportation.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 1, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHNSON HAGOOD,

Adams Run:

Hold your infantry and one light battery ready to move here at moment's notice, with three days' cooked rations.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to Brigadier-Genera Walker, Pocotaligo.)u