The defense of Charleston.
condensed from the North American review for May, 1886.
see also articles in Vol.
I., pp. 40-83, on the operations in Charleston harbor in 1861.--editors. by G. T. Beauregard, General, C. S. A.
On the Union picket line — relieving pickets.
A Telegram from General Cooper, dated Richmond, September 10th, 1862, reached me on that day in Mobile,
It was to Bladon Springs, 75 miles north of Mobile, that, on the 17th of June, 1862, General Beauregard had gone from Tupelo for his health, on a certificate of his physicians, leaving General Bragg in temporary command of the Western Department and of the army which had been withdrawn from Corinth before Halleck.
Beauregard having reported this action to the War Department, Bragg's assignment was made permanent by Mr. Davis on the 20th of June.
On the 25th of August General Beauregard officially reported for duty in the field.--editors. and contained the information that, by special orders issued A
of the pike, reaching to a ravine through which passes a road branching from the Carter's Creek Pike, was Ruger's division of two brigades — the third, under General Cooper, not having come up from Johnsonville.
Strickland's brigade, of four regiments, had two in the works and two in reserve.
Two of these regiments, the 72d Illir proper commands.
These were organized into a provisional division under General J. B. Steedman, and were posted between the Murfreesboro' Pike and the river.
Cooper's brigade also came in after a narrow escape from capture, as well as several regiments of colored troops from the railroad between Nashville and Johnsonville.
Tere ordered to Smith's right, while orders were sent to Wilson to gain, if possible, a lodgment on the Granny White ]Pike.
These orders were promptly obeyed, and Cooper's brigade on reaching its new position got into a handsome fight, in which its losses were more than the losses of the rest of the Twenty-third Corps during the t