War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0528 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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CHARLESTON, S. C.,

November 28, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Bombardment of Sumter continues, as usual. Little damage and no casualties reported. Enemy threw 9 shells into city yesterday, with like results.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

November 28, 1863.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Commanding First Military District:

Clingman's brigade is relieved from duty in this department, and will proceed without delay to Weldon, N. C.

By order of General Beauregard:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

MOUNT PLEASANT,

November 28, 1863 - 4 p. m.

Brigadier-General JORDAN:

The troops must be replaced, or I will not be responsible for the position from day to day.

R. S RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General.

MOUNT PLEASANT, November 28, 1863.

Brigadier-General JORDAN:

General Clingman will not be ready to move before to-morrow. What other troops are coming here? The enemy have opened on Moultrie with 300-pounders. Captain Valentine seriously wounded, and 2 privates.

The withdrawal of Clingman's brigade should not take place until the command is re-enforced.

R. S. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

November 28, 1863.

Brigadier General R. RIPLEY,

Sullivan's Island:

The commanding general has no troops to send to replace those of Clingman's brigade. You will have to thrown in Sullivan's Island the regiment at Mount Pleasant of Evans' brigade. Movements of enemy just at this moment believed to [sic] operations in Second and Third Military District rather than against Sullivan's Island.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.