War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0186 S.C. AND GA.COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E.FLA. Chapter XL.

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CHARLESTON, July 10, 1863.

General RIPLEY:

Is the firing from our works, Morris island, at the monitors or at the enemy on land? Enjoin against throwing away ammunition against iron-clads at long ranges. Order large number of Rains torpedoes established in advance of Battery Wagner at proper time.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 10, 1863-6 a. m.

General COOPER,

Richmond:

Enemy opened heavy firing this morning at 5.08 from Folly to Morris Island.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to Governor Bonham.)

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 10,1 863.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond:

Enemy has effected a landing on southern part of Morris Island, after severe fighting.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to Governor M. L. Bonham.)

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 10, 1863-7 a. m.

Brigadier-General MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Enemy's attack against Morris Island commenced this morning. Send forthwith all infantry not absolutely required to guard advance batteries.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 10, 1863.

Major-General WHITING,

Wilmington, N. C.:

Enemy has taken possession of southern end of Morris Island. I will try to keep him there. Send what troops you can spare.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 10, 1863-8.30 a. m.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Hurry up the re-enforcements rapidly as possible. Enemy is attacking in force.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.