War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0263 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, S. C.,

August 7, 1863-7 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector-General, Richmond, Va.:

Little firing yesterday. On casualty. Enemy laboriously working on batteries and trenches. Strong re-enforcements still arriving daily to him. Two monitors reported in Warsaw Sound, one at Hilton Head and three here, besides Ironsides and several wooden gunboats.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RICHMOND, August 7, 1863.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Charleston, S. C.:

General Whiting has been telegraphed to send you the remaining regiments of Colquitt's brigade.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

August 7, 1863-7 a. m.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Two monitors in Warsaw Sound; intended to watch your gun-boats. You can discharge reserved train for troops. Enemy's re-enforcements are still arriving here.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., August 7, 1863.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

You will remain in command of the district until otherwise ordered. General Evans' brigade will await orders in reserve.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Charleston, S. C., August 7, 1863.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Commanding District of Georgia, Savannah, Ga.:

GENERAL: Your letter, of the 5th instant, has been received, and in reply the commanding general instructs me to inform you that it is not intended that Brigadier-General Evans shall relieve you of the command of the Military District of Georgia, as his brigade may at any time be required here. General Taliaferro will be returned to Savannah as soon as practicable, should his presence be required there.