War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0315 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, August 29, 1863.

Major W. H. ECHOLS,

Chief Engineer South Carolina:

MAJOR: I have the honor to inform you that I brought up the 10-inch columbia from the northwest corner of Fort Sumter this morning and placed it on Commercial wharf. The 9-inch Dalhgren, over the postern at the southwest corner, unfortunately, struck the muzzle in its fall, and broke off about 1 foot of it.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. FRASER MATHEWES.

[Indorsements.]

C. S. ENGINEER'S OFFICE,

Charleston, August 29, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded, for information.

The Dahlgren, it not cracked, is still useful.

WM. H. ECHOLS,

Major, and Chief Engineer South Carolina.

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

Charleston, S. C., August 29, 1863.

Send the 10-inch columbia to Battery Wampler (between Martello Tower and Battery Glover), and offer 9-inch gun to Commodore Ingraham for the new gunboat, informing him of the accident to the piece.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 167.

Charleston, S. C., August 29, 1863.

To commemorate the services of brave and skillful officers who have sanctified the defense of Charleston by their blood, certain works will be officially known and designated as follows:

The work at White Point as Battery Ramsay.

The work west of Martello Tower, James Island, as Battery Wampler.

The battery on the Stono, at Dill's place (new lines), as Battery Pringle.

The work at Point of Pines, facing Morris Island, between Batteries Haskell and Ryan, as Battery Tatom.

The work east of Mount Pleasant, as Battery Gary.

The work at Chisolm's Mill, as Battery Waring.

By command of General Beauregard:

[THOMAS JORDAN,]

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

August 30, 1863-10.30 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Nothing of consequence since yesterday's report. Enemy putting up batteries on and near Black Island, to reply to my James Island