rd, were necessary, and he determined to effect them as soon as circumstances should permit.
It may not be out of place to mention here some of the defensive works constructed under General Pemberton's orders.
He had adopted a line from Secessionville, on the east, guarding the water approaches of Light-House Inlet, to Fort Pemberton, up the Stono River—a distance of fully five miles—thus giving up to the enemy, for his offensive operations, a large extent of James Island. General Beauregard subsequently reduced that long and defective line to two and a quarter miles, from Secessionville to Fort Pringle, on the Stono, four miles below Fort Pemberton.
This was not only a much shorter line, but a stronger and more advantageous one, as it greatly reduced the space the enemy could occupy in any hostile movement from the Stono.
In the defensive line originally constructed by General Pemberton the infantry cover had been put in front of his redoubts and redans, and the redans were