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t of the city than any they have yet established.
The movement on John's island was to be covered and aided by a demonstration in force on the Charleston and Savannah Railroad in the vicinity of Adam's Run.
Accordingly, at daydawn on the 2d July, several regiments crossed over from Morris' and Folly islands to the south end of James' island, and after a sharp skirmish drove in our pickets and captured two field-pieces.
At the same tine two monitors and several gunboats steamed up the Stone river above Leganville, and opened a heavy fire on our works.
Hatch's and Saxton's brigades located on Seabrook's island on the morning of the 2d, and Berney's sailed up the north Edisto and landed at White Point.
All of my available force at hand was immediately concentrated on James' island, and I ordered the First regiment Georgia regulars, three hundred men of the Fourth Georgia cavalry and three companies Third South Carolina cavalry--all dismounted — from Savannah and vicinity to John