nth, Georgetown and defenses, 538; Jones' Fourteenth, camp near Aiken, 739; Heyward's Eleventh, Beaufort and defenses, 758; cavalry, camp near Columbia, 173; cavalry, camp near Aiken, 62; arsenal, Chaant, amounting to 640 men and seven guns.
Brig.-Gen. Thomas F. Drayton, with headquarters at Beaufort, commanded the defenses at Port Royal harbor and vicinity.
He removed his headquarters to Hiltnd Colonel Dunovant from Bay point, all the troops being safely concentrated on the main behind Beaufort.
The taking of Port Royal harbor on the 7th of November, 1861 , gave the navy of the United lect; but its worst result was the immediate abandonment of the whole sea-island country around Beaufort, the houses and estates of the planters being left to pillage and ruin, and thousands of negro
Of these troops, 12,230 were on the South Carolina coast—4,500 on Hilton Head island; 3,600 at Beaufort; 1,400 on Edisto, and the rest at other points.
The force on Edisto was advanced to the northe