ntry against landing of troops.
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.
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