manders in leaving their troops, in the Moultrie House, which was shelled. The fire from Sullivan's Island was quite accurate, and the monitors were struck probably one hundred times. They were at distances varying from 800 to 1,300 yards from Fort Moultrie. Two or three and believed to be seriously damaged, and one devil has been shot away. The transportation to Morris Island was interrupted by this engagement, only about one-half having been accomplished.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. S. RIPLEY,
HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 172.
Charleston, S. C., September 2, 1863.
I. Brigadier General G. J. Rains, Provisional Army, C. S., having tendered his services, will assume special charge of the preparation and location of torpedoes in the harbor and water approached to this city, conferring with and reporting specially to Major-General Gilmer, second in command. Captain Gray will report to and be under the orders of General Rains.
II. Lieutenant Colonel C. C. Jones, having reported at these headquarters, is assigned to duty in command of the light artillery on James Island, and will report to Brigadier-General Taliaferro. Lieutenant George Whitehead will accompany Colonel Jones as his adjutant.
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By command of General Beauregard:
JNO. M. OTEY,
HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,
Charleston, S. C., September 2, [August 30?], 1863.
State of artillery, infantry, and cavalry in Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, available for the defense of Charleston, S. C.
Command. Effective total. Total.
Marion Artillery, 39 42
Captain E. L.
Chatcham Artillery, 99 108
Palmetto Battalion 389 489
South Carolina 246 274
Siege Train Major
Georgia Siege Train 74 75
Mathewes Artillery, 46 52
Gist Guard 37 37
Lucas' Battalion 157 171
J. J. Lucas
1st South Carolina 646 654
2nd South Carolina 776 810
A. D. Frederick
German Artillery, 69 70
Captain Billopp's 62 68
1st South Carolina 628 691
acting as horse
Total 3,268 3,541
Total present and absent 4,798.
NOTE-Twelve companies field artillery, 49 pieces, included in the above.