War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0244 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT, Numbers 262.

Charleston, July 29, 1863.

I. Although all the troops on James Island are under one common commander, the post at Fort Johnson, during the present emergency, will receive such orders as may be deemed necessary directly from these headquarters, and no troops, except in case of urgent need, will be drawn from that post for the interior of the island without the direction of these headquarters. The weekly returns will be forwarded through the headquarters of the First Sub-Division. The senior officer at Fort Johnson will bee, in all cases, the post commander.

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By command of Brigadier-General Ripley:

WM. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

July 30, 1863 - 7 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Battery Wagner sustained yesterday another severe bombardment from enemy's land and naval batteries, but with little damage; only 2 men killed and 5 wounded. Enemy is still increasing his land batteries.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

July 30, 1863 - 7 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Have received four 10-inch columbiads and four 10-inch mortars. Regret to say, by order of Secretary of Navy, two Brooke guns have been taken from me, to be shut up in a new gunboat so pierced that can only give range of a mile and a half at most.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

July 30, 1863 - 7 a. m.

Brigadier General W. S. WALKER,

Pocotaligo, S. C.:

Should enemy threaten your district, keep Earle's battery for the present. Send it soon as possible afterward.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.