per two and a half days, instead of thirty-five days, as heretofore.
Cannot a rifling and banding establishment be added to foundery at Savannah for guns there? G. T. Beauregard.
23. Turning his thoughts towards the defence of that part of Florida included in his command, General Beauregard caused the following instructions to be written to General Cobb:
Headquarters, Department of S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., Dec. 10th, 1862.
General,—Your communication of the 3d instant has been duly received and considered by the Commanding General, who instructs me to answer it as follows:
Captain Moreno was at these headquarters some days ago, and received verbal instructions to this effect: The Chattahoochee is to be obstructed at Fort Gaines, and a battery to be erected, to cover the obstructions, for two 32 and one 24 pounder pieces.
At Rack Bluff, fifty-four miles above the junction with Flint River, another obstruction is to be established, with three batterie