y submitted to them, and thoroughly discussed at his headquarters.
The conclusions arrived at were as follows:
in the Office of the General Commanding the Department, Charleston, Sept. 29th, 1862.
At a conference to which General Beauregard had invited the following officers; Com. D. N. Ingraham and Capt. J. R. Tucker, C. S. N., Brigadier-Gen'ls S. R. Gist and Thos. Jordan, Cols. G. W. Lay, Inspector-Genl., and A. J. Gonzales, Chief of Artillery, and Capt. F. D. Lee, Engrs., Capt. W. H. Echols, Chief Engineer, being absent from the city:
Commanding proposed for discussion a number of queries, prepared by himself, in relation to the problem of the defence of the Harbor, Forts, and City of Charleston, against the impending naval attacks by a formidable ironclad fleet.
It was agreed to separate the consideration of these questions, so as to discuss—
The entrance, i. e., all outside of a line drawn from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter; thence to Cummings's