War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0115 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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CHARLESTON, April 2, 1864.

Major-General Anderson reports yesterday a large double-stack side-wheel steamer is sunk in Saint John's River, opposite mouth Doctor's Lake, 15 miles above Jacksonville, Fla., supposed to be Maple Leaf, which exploded a torpedo at 4 a. m. Torpedoes were laid by Captain E. P. Bryan, sent for that purpose from here.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General S. COOPER.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 13, 1864-1.30 p. m.

General Anderson telegraphs on 11th: Enemy, 15,000 strong, at Jacksonville and Palatka; deserters from Folly and Kiawah report forces increasing there, confirmed by new encampments visible.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 14, 1864.

The demand here for troops is now so urgent, I must ask suspension until return of forces sent from South Carolina to Florida of paragraph 38, Order 22, disbanding certain troops in this vicinity. Please answer.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 16, 1864-6 p. m.

General Anderson reports another steam transport of enemy destroyed on Saint John's River by a torpedo. Our scouts report Palatka evacuated.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 16, 1864-8.15 p. m.

General Anderson reports to-day four transports loaded with troops left Jacksonville; have ordered him to return as soon as practicable troops sent to Florida. Enemy occupied Battery Island on Stono, near James Island, yesterday, but withdrew to-day.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant-General, Richmond, Va.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., April 17, 1864.

GENERAL: I send herewith two views of Fort Sumter, photographed by Mr. George Cook, of this city, form a very accurate drawing of the interior of that work made on the 9th December, 1863, by Lieutenant John R. Key, post adjutant, C. S. Engineers, a young artist of great promise. The photographs have been delayed much longer then had been anticipated, by the want of proper materials and