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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 272.

Charleston, S. C., December 15, 1863.

I. Fort their bravery displayed at Fort Sumter on the morning of the 27th of November,* furloughs are granted the following named non-commissioned officers and privates:

Private James Tupper, Company D, Twenty-seventh South Carolina infantry, for twenty days.

Private C. B. Foster, Company D, Twenty-seventh South Carolina Infantry, for fifteen days.

Corpl. W. C. Buckheister, Company B, Twenty-seventh South Carolina Infantry, for fifteen days.

Corpl. A. J. Bluett, Company B, Twenty-seventh South Carolina Infantry, for fifteen days.

The above-named soldiers will all at these headquarters and receive the thanks of the commanding general for the gallantry displayed by them on that day.

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By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 16, 1863-9.30 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Inspected Sumter last night. Damage by reported explosion and fire less considerable than supposed; will soon be repaired. Colonel Elliott and garrison are confident, and in fine spirits. Sufficient bomb-proof still in good condition.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Copy to Governor Bonham.)

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 16, 1863.

Brigadier General HENRY A. WISE,

Adams Run:

Send without delay a section of Schulz's battery to the Second Military District, to make temporary exchange with Washington Artillery for two 10-pounder Parrotts. Please report execution of this order by telegram to these headquarters.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 16, 1863.

Brigadier General HENRY A. WISE,

Adams Run:

Schulz's battery should not be removed from Willstown Bluff until the heavy siege guns ordered there and at Pinebury are in position, which should be done immediately.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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*See Elliott's report of November 28, Part I, p. 641.

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