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CHARLESTON, S. C., July 11, 1863.

Major-General WHITING,

Wilmington, N. C.:

When could two of Colquitt's best regiments be here for special service on Morris Island? Sooner the better.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 11, 1863-10.15 p. m.

Stations on Savannah Railroad:

Hurry up the troops from Savannah as fast as practicable. They are wanted on James Island, to report to Colonel Simonton.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

GENERAL ORDERS, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 24.

Charleston, July 11, 1863.

I. The action of Brigadier General Wilmot G. De Saussure, commanding Fourth Brigade South Carolina Militia, in relation to a portion of his command, is hereby approved, and he is ordered to call immediately into actual service his entire command, including all persons liable to said service within its limits, and to report for duty to General Beauregard.

II. The cadets of the Military Academy, the militia ordered into service under the command of General De Saussure, and all companies of volunteers who have tendered or who may tender their services for the defense of Charleston, are hereby placed under the command of General Beauregard.

A. C. GARLINGTON,

Adjutant and Inspector General, South Carolina.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 139.

Charleston, S. C., July 11, 1863.

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VI. The services of all gunsmiths, not in the military service of the Confederate States, employed in private shops in this city, are needed in the present emergency at the Charleston Arsenal, for the repair of arms. Therefore all such will report at once to the commander of the Charleston Arsenal, to be employed accordingly, and, while so employed, will be relieved from military duty; but will be enrolled in the companies of militia from their respective districts, for service in case of an exigency, to be indicated by these headquarters.

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By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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