War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0182 S.C. AND GA.COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E.FLA. Chapter XL.

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North Carolina, and fully concurs with you in the opinion that the proposed examination is one of great importance. He has already instituted inquiries for the maps alluded to, which, as soon as he is able to procure, he will at once forward to you. the commanding general must take this occasion to thank you for the zeal you have always evinced in benefiting our cause, and to assure you that any facilities he can afford you in an examination of so much contingent importance to the country, he will place at your disposal.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN F. O'BRIEN,

Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 8, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Careful reconnaissance, not yet completed, does not confirm departure of enemy's forces from former positions.

Soon as that occurs, I will inform department and hold one brigade ready to move.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 9, 1863-9.45 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

There are twenty-three vessels off bar, including for monitors, and nineteen vessels, including one monitor, in StoNumbers A prisoner reports another intended attack on Charleston.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to Major-General Whiting, Wilmington, N. C.)

SECESSIONVILLE, July 9, 1863.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Four gunboats are going up Stono River, and are now as far as obstructions. Please send message to Fort Pemberton by signal corps.

C. H. SIMONTON,

Colonel, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, July 9, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHNSON HAGOOD,

Adams Run:

Hold your available infantry ready to move at a moment's notice.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to Brigadier-General Walker, Pocotaligo.)