ed, and ready, if required, to repel any assault made upon the works.
On Morris Island, south of Sumter, an important position, a small open battery was commencedthat quarter, though the danger of such an occurrence was much less than on Morris Island, in front of which was a good roadstead, where the Federal fleet lay till the end of the war.
See General Beauregard's report of the defence of Morris Island in July, August, and September, 1863.
In his first conference with General partment about the middle of August, 1863, shortly before the evacuation of Morris Island, which occurred on the 7th of September.
At that time the works in South Cd never break, consisted in the magnificent works on James, Sullivan's, and Morris Islands, and in different parts of the Charleston Harbor, and in the city proper—alLight Art'y or Field-w'ks.Cavalry.Total.
angle, and east face—taking their position close along the eastern shore of Morris Island, after silencing Battery Wagner.
By adopting this plan their steamers, gunsh land rifled and mortar batteries on the sandhills along the sea-shore of Morris Island, at the distance of from one to two miles from Sumter, as was done in the r the 10-inch now expected from that city, so locating it as to fire towards Morris Island when required; secondly, a strong fieldwork should be thrown up as soon as from the fire of the batteries located by the enemy along the sea-shore of Morris Island.
The Cummings's Point Battery should be armed with the heaviest and longesurces in all practicable ways.
In order to prevent night reconnoissances on Morris and Sullivan's islands, General Beauregard now ordered the Commander of the Firvalry, to be sent for that purpose from the mainland, and to see to it that Morris Island, which he thought was the more exposed to hostile incursions, should be spe