War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0219 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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Colonel Olmstead's command, embracing the First, Twelfth, and Eighteenth Georgia* Troops in this district, from Fort Johnson, to Battery Wagner, Morris Island.

The Twentieth South Carolina Regiment, Colonel Keitt, from Morris Island to Sullivan's Island.

The Thirty-second Georgia Regiment, Colonel Harrison, from Morris Island to Fort Johnson.

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By command of Brigadier-General Ripley:

WM. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of the Department of South Carolina Georgia, and Florida, General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding, for July 22, 1863.

Present.

Command. Effective Aggregate. Aggregate

total. present and

absent.

First District 11,085 12,573 16,041

(Ripley)

Second District 950 1,050 1,489

(Aiken)

Third District 2,138 2,478 3,114

(Walker)

Fourth District 1,029 1,149 1,473

(Trapier)

District of 3,663 4,264 5,376

Georgia (Mercer)

District of East 1,175 1,360 1,815

Florida (Finegan)

District of Middle 1,520 1,701 2,128

Florida (Cobb)

Siege Train 192 221 272

(Gonzales)

Total 21,752 24,796 31,708

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 23, 1863 - 6 p. m.

Honorable W. PORCHER MILES, Richmond, Va.:

Thanks for those heavy guns. If I complete my circle of fire, Gillmore cannot come within it. Battery Wagner is good as ever. Enemy still working hard on their batteries.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 23, 1863 - 8.30 p. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Very little firing to-day. Enemy still working hard on his batteries. Our defensive works are progressing well, notwithstanding bad weather.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 23, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Works at Savannah should be placed in order for bombardment. I need slave labor there. Governor Brown advises impressment as the only means, and I apply for the authority.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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* 1st Volunteers, Georgia Regiment, and 12th and 18th Georgia Battalions.

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