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One monitor destroyed now will have greater moral and material effect, I believe, than two sunk at a later stage in our defense.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

(Copy to Commodore D. N. Ingraham, C. S. Navy, commanding naval station, Charleston, S. C.)

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT, Numbers 251.

Charleston, July 18, 1863.

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II. Brigadier-General Clingman, with the Eighth and Sixty-first North Carolina Regiments, will proceed to Sullivan's Island, Brigadier-General Clingman turning over his command to Brigadier-General Colquitt, who will assume command of the entire First Sub-Division of this military district, embracing James Island and Saint Andrew's Parish. General Clingman will assume command of the Second Sub-Division, embracing Sullivan's Island and Christ Church.

III. The following changes of troops will be made to-night, the steamer Chesterfield being used for the transportation:

The Thirty-second Georgia Regiment, Colonel Harrison, from Fort Johnson to Battery Wagner.

The Fifty-first North Carolina Regiment, Colonel McKethan, from Battery Wagner too Sullivan's Island.

Brigadier-General Hagood will relieve Brigadier-General Taliaferro, commanding Morris Island. Lieutenant-Colonel Kemper will relieve Lieutenant-Colonel Simkins, in command of the artillery on Morris Island, Colonel Simkins returning to his own command.

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By command of Brigadier-General Ripley:

WM. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Charleston, July 19, 1863 - 1.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General CLINGMAN:

GENERAL: I am instructed to direct that at least 750 infantry, of the command of Sullivan's Island, shall be placed in readiness to embark for Morris Island at a moment's notice.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 19, 1863 - 3.40 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

After furious bombardment - eleven hours - from ships and shore, throwing many thousand shots and shells, enemy assaulted Battery

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