No pen could more truthfully describe the momentous incidents of that part of the siege of Charleston, and no authority could be of greater weight, in the eyes of the public, than General Beauregard's. All the more will this be the case, inasmuch as not one of his main averments will fail to be substantiated by undeniable proof:
Headquarters, Department of N. C. And So. Va., in the field, near Petersburg, Va., September 18th, 1864. To General Samuel Cooper, Adjt. and Insp.-Genl., Richmond, Va.:
General,—I have the honor to enclose herewith my report of operations on Morris Island, S. C., during the months of July, August, and September, 1863, which was commenced soon after the events referred to, but could not be finished, revised, and corrected until the present moment.
The report has been made more in detail than otherwise would have been done in order to refute certain charges contained in a letter of the lion.
James A. Seddon, Secretary of War, of August, 1863, to t
fore, answered evasively, as follows:
Richmond, Va., April 25th, 1864. General Beauregard:
Headquarters armies Confederate States, Richmond, Va., April 28th, 1864. General G. T. Beauregard, Weltersburg, May 11th, 1864. General Braxton Bragg, Richmond, Va.:
My forces are being united as soon as practirike Butler's right rear, press him back upon the James River above Drury's Bluff, and force him to surrender by the river road, his right flank, now resting on James River, while his centre and left flank are kept engagedng telegram forwarded to him on that day:
Richmond, Va., May 14th, 1864. To General Beauregard:
Your e all that portion of Virginia lying south of the James River, including Drury's Bluff and its defences.
Order 1864. His Excellency President Jefferson Davis, Richmond, Va.:
Sir,—Upon further inquiry as to the shortesttter written by him to General Beauregard, dated Richmond, Va., January, 2d, 1882:
The whole of General Loga