o sweep its exterior faces, at a concerted signal from Major Elliott, or whensoever the approach of hostile boats shall be evident.
Concert of action, however, is most desirable.
This order was also sent to Brigadier-General Hagood.
Respectfully, your obedient servant, Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff.
Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., Nov. 1st, 1863. His Excellency M. L. Bonham, Governor of South Carolina, etc., etc.:
Governor,—Your letter of the 24th inst. enclosing one from Colonel Waddy Thompson, and another from Messrs. Pullian and Patten, has been received.
I have ordered a light battery to report at once to Colonel Williams, at Greenville, S. C. I regret as much as you do my inability to send mounted troops for the defence of that part of the State.
It is not prudent to withdraw, at this critical moment, from my already too small forces a regiment of old troops from the defence of Charleston.
So soon as it can be done with safety I