War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0194 S.C. AND GA.COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E.FLA. Chapter XL.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., July 12, 1863-3 a. m.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Send rifled battery of siege train. All quiet for present. Enemy trying to erect batteries (heavy guns) on middle Morris Island.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 12, 1863-9.30 a. m.

Major General W. H. C. WHITING,

Wilmington, N. C.:

Clingman's first regiment has arrived. Enemy still on Morris Island, fortifying. I had not troops enough to prevent landing and hold James Island; latter is most important.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, C. S., July 12, 1863-2.30 p. m.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

Nothing new since yesterday. Enemy establishing batteries for long-range guns on middle of Morris Island. Aided by five monitors and three wooden gunboats, firing on Batteries Wagner and Gregg on north end of Morris Island.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to General Whiting.)

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., July 12, 1863.

A. J. GONZALES,

Colonel, and Chief of Artillery:

COLONEL: I am instructed by the commanding general to inform you that the following commands have been ordered to the First Military District:

Wheaton's Light Battery arrived on 10th from District of Georgia; five mortars ordered on 10th from District of Georgia; one mortar arriving on 11th from District of Georgia; two mortars arriving on 12th from District of Georgia; a battery from Third Military District.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., July 12, 1863.

H. C. GUERIN,

Chf. of Subsistence, State of S. C., Charleston, S. C.:

MAJOR: I ma instructed by the commanding [genera] to inform you that seven companies from the District of Georgia and one regiment from Wilmington have been added to the command in the First Military District.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.