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nce, not one of the enemy's monitors, so much boasted of by them, would live to see the next morning's sun. Please submit this letter to Captain Tucker, and assure him that whatever assistance I can give for this expedition, the success of which must contribute so materially to the safety of this city, will be freely and heartily furnished. Respectfully, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. But, as ill-luck would have it, says General Beauregard, the very night (April 12th) on which the attack was to have been made some of the monitors were sent to Port Royal for repairs, and the others to the North Edisto. The Ironsides was still with the blockaders, however, and, as General Beauregard looked upon her as our most dangerous antagonist, he determined to strike her a blow—destroy her, if possible—and so raise the blockade, on that occasion, as to forbid all denial of the fact. Captain Tucker was again ready to execute General Beauregard's plan, which had ass
f the affair. The New Ironsides and six monitors remained at anchor within the bar, but out of effective range of any of our works, until the afternoon of the 12th of April— their crews and a corps of mechanics visibly and actively employed repairing damages, and apparently preparing to renew the attack; then weighing anchor they . Hope to repair road at High Point and Jamestown in short time. Can hear nothing of pontoon train. G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Telegram. Greensboroa, April 12th, 1865:1.35 P. M. Col. Otey: Order the troops B. Johnson, with five hundred men. sent to Salisbury to leave here by any trains which may be here. Let the march forthwith to that point. Expedition is important. They must move with one or two days provisions. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Greensboroa, April 12th, 1865:12.50 P. M. General Iverson reports that the mail-rider was captured by the enemy at or near Shallow Ford, and released. He reports that Stoneman's m