On Wednesday Governor Pickens and General Beauregard were still visiting the batteries.
The Courier says:
They also visited the mortar battery at Mt. Pleasant, erected behind a breastwork or fortification thrown up before the old revolution, perhaps in the time of Braddock's war, to defend the colony against the French.
It is a most beautiful embrasure, and was chosen by Gen. Beauregard in his examination of the coast and harbor.
This battery is under the command of Capt. Martin.
They visited several other batteries, and found everything in fine order and ready for operation.
To-day they will visit the batteries on Morris' Island, James' Island, Fort Johnson, and other places on the coast.
General Beauregard was accompanied with two staff officers, Captains Ferguson and Chisholm. Gov. Pickens was also accompanied by his Aid, Col. J. J. Lucas.
An unknown schooner attempting to go into Charleston harbor was fired into Wednesday afternoon. The Mercury g