War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0206 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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force on Sullivan's Island, it would be well to throw there an additional regiment from James Island, where at present so large a force is scarcely required.

I am further instructed by the commanding general to suggest that the reliefs at Morris Island might remain three days instead of forty-eight hours, as previously arranged, the men taking with them the required number of cooked rations.

He also thinks it advisable to send to-day to Fort Wagner one 8-inch columbiad or 32-pounder rifle, to replace the one exploded. It should be mounted to-night, if practicable, on account of its moral effect on the garrison.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 18, 1863.

Colonel H. K. AIKEN,

Adams Run, S. C.:

Have position of enemy at Legareville reconnoitered.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 18, 1863 - 12.15 p. m.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

I am informed there is a 7-inch Brooke gun unassigned at Savannah, sent there for the Atlantic. Can it not be ordered here for present emergency?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, July 18, 1863 - 4.55 p. m.

Captain W. F. NANCE:

The following message has been intercepted:

GENERAL S.:

Keep your infantry under arms; the men must remain in line. The island is filled with stragglers. Send a staff officer to brigade commanders. How large is your supporting column?

G

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General.

MILLARD,

Sergeant, Signal Corps.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 18, 1863 - 8 p. m.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Ironsides, five monitors, four gun and mortar boats, and two land batteries (five guns) have fired furiously all day on Battery Wagner. Four killed, 14 wounded, and one gun-carriage disabled at 6 p. m.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.