War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0599 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., February 11, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Mount Pleasant:

Just before you open your guns on Morris Island send up three rockets from every available point for rockets.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 11, 1864.

Brigadier General H. A. WISE,

John's Island:

All the guns on James and Sullivan's Islands will open at 2 o'clock to-night on Morris Island to create a diversion in your front.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 11, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Brigadier General H. A. WISE,

Commanding, &c., John's Island, S. C.:

Soon as you will have repulsed enemy let Colquitt's brigade proceed on to Savannah, where orders await him.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 11, 1864-8.15 p.m.

Major General J. F. Gilmer,

Savannah, Ga.:

Success of Finegan must not delay his re-enforcements. Telegraph him to know where they shall meet him, and send them by shortest route in time of traveling.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 11, 1864.

Major General J. F. Gilmer,

Savannah, Ga.:

Send all the companies of Clinch's cavalry that you can spare to take up position near Barber's place, on the south prong of Saint Mary's, south of the Saint Mary's River, on the flank and rear of the enemy, the commanding officer communicating with General Finegan, who is at Lake City. This is only temporary.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.