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

Charleston, S. C., November 30, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel J. R. WADDY,

Chief Ordnance Officer, Charleston, S. C.:

COLONEL: The commanding general has decided that the armament of the works at Willstown Bluff and Pinebury shall consist of two 32-pounders, one to be taken from Fort Johnson, the other from Battery Tatom.

The 32-pounder taken from Battery Tatom will be replaced by a short 32-pounder of lesser range, to be taken from the work on the overflow, Saint Andrew's.

The 32-pounder smooth-bore en barbette in redoubt at bend of old west lines James Island, will be placed in the work on the overflowed, instead of the short siege, removed.

The four light pieces of Captain Villepigua's company, when returned, vide Special Orders, Numbers 253, Section II, will be placed in the field works of Fort Johnson, in lieu of the 32-pounder to be removed.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. WEMYSS FEILDEN,

Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of the army on the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, General G. T. Beauregard commanding, for December 1, 1863; headquarters Charleston, S. C.

Present for duty.

Command. Officer. Men. Effective

total

present.

First Military District 220 3,495 3,909

(Ripley)..

Second Military 92 1,513 1,783

District (Robertson)..

Third Military District 135 2,234 2,477

(Walker)..

Fourth Military 85 1,036 1,155

District (Trapier)..

Fifth Military District 134 1,574 1,706

(Rhett)..

Sixth Military District 161 2,153 2,309

(Wise)..

Seventh Military 464 7,376 8,149

District (Hagood)*..

District of Georgia 256 3,673 1,685

(Mercer)..

District of Middle 117 1,516 1,032

Florida (Gargner)..

District of East 84 995 28,536

Florida (Finegan)..

Total.. 1,748 25,565

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of

present. present and artillery.

absent.

First Military District 4,463 6,114 14

(Ripley)..

Second Military 1,915 2,610 12

District (Robertson)..

Third Military District 2,869 3,920 18

(Walker)..

Fourth Military 1,277 2,159 8

District (Trapier)..

Fifth Military District 1,958 2,837 ...

(Rhett)..

Sixth Military District 2,666 3,202 ...

(Wise)..

Seventh Military 9,350 12,716 20

District (Hagood)*..

District of Georgia 5,156 6,991 18

(Mercer)..

District of Middle 2,355 3,794 ...

Florida (Gargner)..

District of East 1,253 2,398 8

Florida (Finegan)..

Total.. 33,262 46,741 98

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* Brigadier-General Taliaferro on sick leave since November 28.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., December 1, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Enemy's bombardment of Sumter has slackened considerably in last two days, shelling principally at night, to cut off communications. No casualties since 27th ultimo. Ten shells were thrown in city last night in direction of my residence, with little damage and no casualties. Practice, however, very good.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Copy to Governor M. L. Bonham.)