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ntry against landing of troops. 14th. We have no resources at present for the construction of efficient obstructions at the mouth of, or in, the Ashley and Cooper rivers, and we have no guns disposable for the armament of interior harbor defences. 15th. Should gunboats effect a lodgment in the harbor and in the Stono, the try to the works defending all parts of the harbor, and in that connection it will be important to secure for them a harbor of refuge and a general depot up the Cooper River as soon as the guns for its protection can be secured. G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. D. N. Ingraham, Com. Comdg. C. S. Naval Forces, Charleston Harbor. The was disposed to do—to prepare, out of its limits, a place of refuge for non-combatants. He ordered his chief-engineer to obstruct and defend the mouths of the Cooper and Ashley rivers. That officer was also instructed closely to examine both banks of the Stono, from Church Flats to the Wappoo Cut, and place there such obstruc
ral J. W. Hardee, Comdg. Dept. S. C., Ga., and Fla.: 1st. The lines in Christ Church require the special attention of your Engineer and the Commander of the Second Subdistrict. The woods in front of the lines should be cut into abatis at once, and positions for field-guns in embrasure should be established immediately along them. 2. The batteries commanding approaches through the creeks should be put in perfect order and garrisoned. 3d. A pontoon-bridge should be thrown across Cooper River at the most favorable point, if practicable. 4th. I think you ought to apply for the promotion of Majors Lucas and Manigault, to give them more authority over their battalions. Respectfully yours, G. T. Beaauregard, General. Two days before, General Beauregard had forwarded the following telegrams to the War Department: 1. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 27th, 1864. General S. Cooper, Adjt.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: In event of having to abandon the coast, and enemy's movements
und. It is commanded to a certain extent by woods in front, and can be enfiladed and taken in reverse by gunboats on the Cooper and Ashley rivers, particularly from the last. No traverses have been constructed. They are absolutely required. Even wo batteries at the Half-moon Battery are not finished; they are intended for five and three guns each, to command the Cooper River and Town Creek. The distance to the former is too great. A much better position could be found, I think, on the oppohe heavy armament of the works intended to command the archorage in the harbor, and the entrances into the Ashley and Cooper rivers, to the utmost possible extent. Hence I have the honor to request that I may be furnished, as soon as practicable, ils, Chief-Engineer: The Commanding General instructs me to direct as follows: You will examine Hobcaw Bluffs, on Cooper River, in vicinity of Mount Pleasant, to determine whether or not it will afford a good position for a battery of five or si