HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., November 6, 1863.
Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,
Commanding Second Military District, Adams Run, S. C.;
GENERAL: Your letter of the 1st instant has been submitted to the commanding general, who instructs me to reply, that while he appreciates your efforts to place you district in good state of defense, it is utterly impossible at this time to grant your request for more troops. Of this fact, it is believed, you were informed when assigned to the command of the Second Military District.
The order directing Captain Walter to exchange his two Napoleon guns for 10-pounder Parrotts must be carried out. No Napoleon guns are available at present that could be used in the manner suggested in your letter.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 231.
Charleston, S. C., November 6, 1863.
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IX. Captain G. Le Gardeur, with his company of artillery, having reported, pursuant to Paragraph II, Special Orders, Numbers 43, Department of the Tennessee, is assigned to duty in the First Military District, and will report to Brigadier-General Ripley. The guns and horses to the company of Captain Le Gardeur.
Captain Bomar's company will be assigned to a heavy battery in the First Military District.
By command of General Beauregard:
JNO. M OTEY,
CHARLESTON, S. C., November 7, 1863-8.30 a. m.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:
Bombardment of Sumter still continues; damage not vital; 10 slightly and 2 severely wounded; 2 killed in last twenty-four hours. Ironside still remains quiet.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., November 7, 1863.
Brigadier General JOSEPH FINEGAN,
Commanding District of East Florida, Lake City, Fla.;
GENERAL: I am instructed to say that, in case of an attack or movement of the enemy within the limits of your District you will call on the commander of the district of Middle Florida for any