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SECESSIONVILLE, July 9, 1863-12 m.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy landing at Battery Island. Their advance pickets and ours are firing. Pickets from Grimball's also report them landing at that place and firing at ours.

C. H. SIMONTON,

Colonel, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 9, 1863.

Governor M. L. BONHAM:

An attack on Charleston is imminent. Please order all available troops to assist in its defense. Three gunboats and one monitor are now going up Stono River.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to General S. COOPER, Richmond, Va.)

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 9, 1863-12.30 p. m.

Governor M. L. BONHAM:

Four monitor sabre off Charleston Bar; two are off north Edisto, and one inside. An attack on Sumter along Folly and Morris Islands is evidently imminent.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to General S. Cooper.)

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 9, 1863.

Major General W. H. C. WHITING,

Wilmington, N. C.:

Enemy's seven monitors are off harbor and StoNumbers Gillmore will attack Sumter along Folly and Morris Islands probably. Can you send me one or more regiments?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SECESSIONVILLE, July 9, 1863.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

At dark ten vessels in all, were at Battery Island, landing troops from some of them. I do not know if any came up afterward. Thus far no news that any have landed at Grimball's, or higher up the river. I have it well watched. My dispositions are made, but I want infantry terribly on west lines.

C. H. SIMONTON,

Colonel, Commanding.