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CHARLESTON, S. C., October 31, 1863-7 a. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Near Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Enemy's movements here being less threatening, keep Anderson's brigade until after the battle I see by telegrams you are to have. I will do best I can with part of Cobb's forces. Wish you brilliant success.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., October 31, 1863.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Near Chattanooga, Tenn.:

You have some of my light batteries, sent to Johnston. I have one here without artillerists. Can you send me Captain Le Garduer and his men, who, I understand, have no pieces? Am much in needed of artillerists.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., October 31, 1863-7 a.m.

Major General H. COBB,

Atlanta, Ga.:

General Bragg, retaining my (Anderson's) brigade, telegraphs me to call on you for troops to defend Savannah and Pocotaligo when required. I have telegraphed General Mercer to that effect. Can your State troops come into South Carolina?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., October 31, 1863-7 a. m.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

General Bragg, having retained my (Anderson's) brigade I had ordered to Savannah for its defense or that of Pocotaligo, telegraphed me to call on General Cobb at Atlanta, for assistance when required. You will act accordingly.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., October 31, 1863.

Colonel ALFRED RHETT,

Fort Sumter:

All walls in Fort Sumter, the fall of which will endanger the lives of the garrison, must bee thrown or blown by powder. This,

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