War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0300 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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CHARLESTON, S. C.,

August 22, 1863-2.30 p. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Bombardment by enemy still continues unabated. Last night he fired several 200-pounder shells into city from batteries on Morris Island; range, over 5 1/2 miles. No previous notice of intention had been given. French and Spanish consuls have protested against this barbarous course, and I have written to General Gillmore that a repetition of it without due notice would compel me to resort to summary means of retaliation.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

August 22, 1863-9 p. m.

Major General W. H. C. WHITING,

Wilmington, N. C.:

Gun will be returned as soon as practicable; it is to go on battery. Other one across Ashley River, half way to Martello Tower. Services of Austrian captain not required here at present.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

OFFICE OF CHIEF ENGINEER,

Charleston, S. C., August 22, 1863.

Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that the channel between Castle Pinckney and Fort Ripley is obstructed by two rows of torpedoes.

I have the honor to be, yours, very respectfully,

G. THOS. COX,

Lieutenant, and Assistant and Chief Engineer.

S. C. ENGINEER'S OFFICE,

Charleston, August 22, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel D. B. HARRIS,

Chief Engineer Department:

COLONEL: The passage way in the rope obstruction was closed night before last. Another was opened near Moultrie side.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. ECHOLS,

Major, and Chief Engineer, South Carolina.

CAMP HAGOOD,

James Island, August 22, 1863.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I desire to attempt an enterprise, which, it is true, will