War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0282 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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[Indorsement.]

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

August 18, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded.

It is deemed some legislation on this subject might be beneficial in its results, many cases not being covered by paragraph 983, Army Regulations.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

August 26, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Quartermaster-General.

By command of Secretary of War:

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE, August 29, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded to the Secretary of War, with the suggestion that legislation is necessary to effect the object contemplated by General Walker, and desirable in itself.

A. R. LAWTON,

Quartermaster-General.

SEPTEMBER 1, 1863.

I have an impression that General Lee has published some order on this subject in his department. Have you a copy of it?

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

September 11, 1863.

Respectfully resubmitted to the Secretary of War.

No order of General Lee upon the subject is known to have been issued. Please see Paragraph V, General Orders, Numbers 39 (last series), and Paragraph III, General Orders, Numbers 104, December 13, 1862.

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., August 15, 1863-7 a. m.

General S. COOPER, Adjt. and Insp. General, Richmond, Va.:

No change worth recording since yesterday. San-bag revetment of gorge wall of Sumter and traverses inside of for progressing rapidly as means of transportation will permit.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, August 15, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON, Secretary of War:

SIR: Once more I feel it my duty to urge upon you the necessity of sending us re-enforcements. We were, you will remember, stripped of troops, against the earnest remonstrance of General Beauregard, in order to re-enforce General Johnston. The enemy took advantage of our weakness to attack us when we could not have