War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0181 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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to be made, on Little Folly Island to-morrow evening, the 6th instant, if nothing prevents.

III. Captain C. T. Haskell, jr., with his boats and 50 men, will report to Lieutenant-Colonel Yates, on Morris Island, for special service to-morrow, the 6th instant.

By command of Brigadier-General Ripley:

WM. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

There are indications that some of the enemy's forces along coast are being sent away, probably north; have ordered close watch and reconnaissance made.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RICHMOND, July 7, 1863.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Charleston, S. C.:

Any disposable force would be of most essential service. If you conclude any can be spared, prepare them for movement, and report at once by telegram.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., July 7, 1863.

Brigadier General JOSEPH FINEGAN,

Commanding Dist. of East Florida, Lake City, Fla.:

GENERAL: Your letter of the 26th ultimo, in reference to fortifying Jacksonville, has been received, and in reply I am instructed to say, that while the commanding general feels fully the importance of properly fortifying the place, and will do so as soon as a sufficient number of heavy guns can be procured for the purpose, he regrets that at present the prospect is anything but encouraging, especially since receiving the letter of the Secretary of the Navy, informing Governor Milton that his department could furnish no guns for that purpose.

The general commanding will, however, send his chief engineer to Jacksonville to make such an examination of the locality as will enable him to make a plan of the works required for its defense.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant.

JOHN F. O'BRIEN,

Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., July 7, 1863.

Colonel L. M. HATCH,

Greenville, S. C.:

COLONEL: The commanding general has received your letter in relation to an examination of the mountain passes of this State and