War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0250 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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

Charleston, S. C., August 1, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel D. B. HARRIS,

Chief Engineer, & c.:

COLONEL: The commanding general instructs me to direct you to place in front and in the ditches of Battery Wagner trous-de-loup, and also boards with sharp nails or spikes in the bottom of the ditches above referred to, as already verbally instructed by the general commanding.

Very respectfully, colonele, your obedient servant,

CLIFTON H. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., August 2, 1863 - 7 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Little doing yesterday and last night. Enemy still at work on his batteries, which are increasing in number daily. We endeavor to annoy him as much as our means will permit.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., August 2, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Transports filled with troops reported going south from Stono, probably intended to operate against Savannah. Cannot some of my troops sent to General Johnston be ordered back immediately, for the defense of this city?

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

RICHMOND, August 2, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Morton:

Send Evans' brigade, without delay, to Savannah, Ga., retaining the artillery and horses for the present.

By the President:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., August 2, 1863.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

If practicable, have enemy's batteries on Ossabaw Island destroyed.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.