over. Where do you want them to report? Where is General Hagood? By to-morrow we will have a large force, and we must hold on.
R. S. RIPLEY,
SECESSIONVILLE, July 11, 1863-8 p. m.
Captain W. F. NANCE,
Our pickets report the enemy still advancing from Legare's to Grimball's. Our advance pickets are falling back on our reserves.
C. H. SIMONTON,
CHARLESTON, July 11, 1863-9.45 a. m.
General S. COOPER:
Enemy attacked in force Battery Wagner on Morris Island, at daylight this morning, but was quickly repulsed with 95 killed, many wounded, and 130 prisoners. Only 5 casualties on our side. All quiet; still on James Island.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
CHARLESTON, July 11, 1863.
Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN,
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: In obedience to the orders of the commanding general, I am making preparations to launch the torpedo-boat at 3 o'clock to-day. I hope to be able to get up steam on her, and thus make her available for the purpose of transportation.
I am also busily engaged in preparing a further supply of torpedoes, to meet any requisitions that may be made.
I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
FRANCIS D. LEE,
Captain of Engineers.
HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,
Charleston, S. C., July 11, 11863.
Lieutenant Colonel D. B. HARRIS,
Chief Engineer Department, &c., Charleston, S. C.:
COLONEL: You will please see General Ripley about constructing-
First. A zigzag covered way from Battery Gregg to Battery Wagner.
Second. Mortar and rifled batteries on Cumming's Point, east of Battery Gregg, so as to concentrate as heavy a fore against the batteries at Vinegar Hill as the enemy is going to construct there.
If Sumter is going to be taken by regular approaches, we must work accordingly.