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ared from Charleston, General Beauregard made a thorough reconnoissance of the South Carolina coast, from Charleston to Port Royal. This he did at the special request of Governor Pickens, the object being the adoption of a system of defence to be can that the distance between the islands was too great. Some light works he did recommend, however, at the inner end of Port Royal, to guard that part of the coast and prevent a landing of the enemy, which might result in the destruction of the Charlizens, whose zeal and efforts were untiring, General Beauregard finally yielded, and drew out a plan for the defence of Port Royal, with the distinct requirement, however, that the field-works proposed in the plan should be armed with the heaviest orbroad—require strongly casemated forts, armed with several hundred guns of heavy caliber, it could not be expected that Port Royal harbor, with an entrance nearly three miles wide and twenty-six feet deep, could be effectively protected by small, has
Chapter 12: Signal rockets and signal telegraph. General Beauregard advises coast defenses at New Orleans, Mobile, Galveston, and Berwick bay, and calls attention to the exposure of Port Royal. counsels General Lovell concerning River obstructions between Forts St. Philip and Jackson. General Johnston orders the troops into winter quarters. our lines formed at Centreville. Drainsville and Ball's Bluff. General Beauregard proposes to intercept General Stone's retreat, and also and Berwick Bay, along the Gulf of Mexico, would undoubtedly be assailed, and should be protected by field defences proper to withstand attack, until reinforcements could come to the rescue. He also called attention to the exposure of Port Royal, South Carolina, as a harbor of safety on the Atlantic, for the Federals, and as leading directly to the railroad communication between Charleston and Savannah. On the 6th, Major-General Mansfield Lovell, who had joined the Southern cause, and had j
do not think they would attempt to storm such a work. If you have no Engineer, apply for one from Richmond, otherwise I may, before long, be able to send you one; but prefer you should get one from the War Department. Nothing new here; we are still organizing our forces. Yours very truly, G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. Genl. T. H. Holmes, Comdg. at Fredericksburg, Va. P. S. Apply for Captain F. D. Lee, Corps of Engineers, South Carolina Volunteers, now with Major Trapier at Port Royal. B. Headquarters 1ST corps army of the Potomac, Manassas, Va., Aug. 17th, 1861. Sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the appointment of General, conferred upon me by the President of the Confederate States, with the advice and consent of Congress, to date from July 21st, 1861. I accept with gratitude said appointment, and will exert myself to the utmost to be deserving of so high a position. I remain, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard, Genl.