situated on the east side of the Stono), to assist in the attack, taking advantage of whatever shelter those localities afforded, the expedition to take place as soon and as secretly as practicable. I left its details to General Ripley, and well has he, Colonel Yates, and all who took part in it, executed my instructions. The vessel has been secured, and will be speedily repaired and ready for service as a guard-boat in this harbor. She is said to be very fast. Her armament will be much reduced, and the guns taken from her will be most usefully employed here and at Savannah.
Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., March 1st, 1863.Sir,—For a successful defence of the line of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, with the limited number of troops at our disposal, rapid concentration at any threatened point is essential, and to effect this I am instructed by the Commanding General to represent to you the importance of placing at the disposition of General Walker, at Pocotaligo Station, a train of cars capable of carrying a thousand men. Respectfully, your obedient servant,
President of Charleston and Savannah Railroad:Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff.
Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., March 2d, 1863.General,—The Commanding General desires to know whether the works on the Stono, in St. Andrew's Parish, are properly garrisoned-or will be-when Clingman's brigade shall have been sent to Savannah? Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brig.-Genl. Ripley, Comdg. First Mil. Dist., etc.:Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff.
Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., March 4th, 1863.Major,—In reply to yours of the 3d inst. I am instructed to inform you that the aggregate, present and absent, of the troops in the State of South Carolina is twenty-five thousand. Adding fifty per cent for emergencies, and three thousand negroes, you will be enabled to make a proper estimate. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major H. C. Guerin, Chief of Subsistence:Jno. M. Otey, A. A. G.
Report of Major D. B. Harris, Chief-Engineer, of the gunboat attack on Fort McAllister, Georgia, March 3d, 1863.Captain (John) McCrady has made a report in detail of the engagement of the enemy with the battery at Genesis Point (Fort McAllister), on the 3d instant, which I have the honor to
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