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ersburg and Richmond. G. T. Beauregard. Headquarters, Department N. C. and so. Va., June 3d, 1864. Genl. Braxton Bragg, Comdg., etc., Richmond, Va.: General,—That there may not be hereafter any possible misapprehension of the part I am called upon to act in the momentous events which are transpiring, and which I cannot but watch with the most intense interest and solicitude, I send you herewith copies of the telegrams which have been exchanged between General Lee and myself since the 1st inst., at 4 P. M. You will not doubt of my readiness and anxiety to co-operate with General Lee in any manner that may be deemed most conducive towards the crushing of the foe in his front. I shall be found ready and willing, at all times, to obey any orders the War Department may judge fit and proper to give on the subject; but I cannot, under existing circumstances, advise the withdrawal of more troops from this vicinity. Already thirteen thousand out of twenty thousand infantry have been
duct of the war in this quarter. You are aware, of course, of the fact that on or about the 2d ultimo an expedition set on foot by your predecessor in command, Major-General Hunter, entered the Cought to the city for disposition. The 11-inch Brooke gun, referred to in your letter of the 2d instant, will be dismounted and sent to the city for examination by Mr. Cameron and future orders. and give the officer there in command the benefit of his experience and assistance. On the 2d instant I reached Camp Milton, General Gardner's headquarters, in rear of McGirt's Creek, twelve or thton, S. C., Feb. 11th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Do you direct that the agreement made on the 2d inst. be carried into effect immediately? Please answer at once. W. J. Hardee, Lieut.-Genl. chmond, Va., Dec. 4th, 1864. Genl. G. T. Beauregard, Montgomery, Ala.: Your telegram of the 2d inst. is referred to me for answer. If General E. K. Smith can now act as you suggest, it would be w
, March 4th, 1863. Major H. C. Guerin, Chief of Subsistence: Major,—In reply to yours of the 3d inst. I am instructed to inform you that the aggregate, present and absent, of the troops in the Statail of the engagement of the enemy with the battery at Genesis Point (Fort McAllister), on the 3d instant, which I have the honor to hand you herewith. This interesting report is based chiefly upon pickets had been thrown forward to Cedar Creek, within six or seven miles of Jacksonville. On the 3d Major-General J. Patton Anderson also arrived at Camp Milton, and assumed command on the 6th instaGeneral,—General Beauregard has directed me to acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 3d inst., with the copies of your telegrams to the government. He however expresses the hope that you Headquarters, D. W. La., Shreveport, Jan. 5th, 1865. Colonel,—Your letter of the 3d inst., relating to the crossing of troops to the east bank of the Mississippi River, and enclosing co<
and that four or five gunboats in the St. John's effectually commanded the approaches to the place. Under these circumstances it was determined not to attempt to carry the position by assault, as, in effect, instructed by your telegram of the 4th instant. Everything indicates that the rout of the enemy at Ocean Pond or Olustee was complete; nevertheless, the fruits of the victory were comparatively insignificant, and mainly because of the inefficiency of the officer commanding the cavalry at ur obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Charlotte, N. C., March 6th, 1865. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Rockingham, via Troy: General,—I have just received a copy of your telegram of the 4th inst., from Rockingham to General Johnston, who is on his way to Fayetteville. You should have followed the instructions contained in my letter of the 26th ult. (acknowledged by Colonel Roy) and not of the 24th. Fayetteville and Raleigh being evid
onor to submit the following statement of the part taken by this fort in the action with the ironclad fleet of the Abolitionists on the 7th of this month. On the 5th the attacking fleet, consisting of eight turreted gunboats and the steam-frigate Ironsides, crossed the bar and took a position about three miles and a half or four the position, and provisions for the further and rapid concentration upon this point of forces from other of the military subdivisions of the Department. On the 5th of the month the enemy's ironclads, of the monitor class, appeared and anchored off the bar, which they crossed on the following day, accompanied by the ironmailed to move by highway. Owing to insufficient transportation it moved in fragments. Lieutenant-Colonel Dargan was despatched, with seven companies of the 21st, on the 5th, early in the day. He was followed by Colonel Graham, with the remaining companies of that regiment and three companies of the 25th. Next day (the 6th) General Hag
troops in position. The day preceding our advanced pickets had been thrown forward to Cedar Creek, within six or seven miles of Jacksonville. On the 3d Major-General J. Patton Anderson also arrived at Camp Milton, and assumed command on the 6th instant of the forces, now about eight thousand effectives of all arms. In the mean time it had been ascertained from reliable sources that the enemy occupied Jacksonville with at least twelve thousand men; that the position, naturally strong, hadght of the 5th Butler debarked at Bermuda Hundreds, the peninsula made by the confluence of the James and the Appomattox, and began to intrench across the narrow neck, about three miles from the railroad connecting Petersburg and Richmond. On the 6th he threw out a brigade to destroy the railroad at Walthall Junction. Beauregard's troops were much scattered over his extensive territorial command, pending the development of the enemy's designs. * * * Very few, if any, troops other than local m
n by this fort in the action with the ironclad fleet of the Abolitionists on the 7th of this month. On the 5th the attacking fleet, consisting of eight turreted gok a position about three miles and a half or four miles from this fort. On the 7th it advanced in the direction of the harbor, one of the turreted boats some distatructions Major Echols has made a report in detail of the engagement, on the 7th instant, of the enemy's ironclad fleet with the forts and batteries commanding the o commanding the First Military District, South Carolina, of the battle of the 7th ultimo, together with the reports of his subordinate officers, and of Majors D. B. H and Insp.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: General,—I arrived at Newnan, Ga., on the 7th inst., where, having ascertained that General Hood's headquarters were at Cedar Tow., Nov. 15th, 1864. Col. G. W. Brent, A. A. G.: The following despatch of 7th inst. received from General Hodge: Canby at Memphis. Hurlbut in command of departm
he fight, and upon an examination, in company with myself, of those works on the 8th and 9th instant. The fire of the enemy was directed chiefly against Fort Sumtth a view to carry out the suggestions contained in your communication of the 8th inst. The Commanding General directs, however, that you will retain Preston's baolly. To the 6th Question.—The enemy was reported at work on the night of the 8th, and opened fire at about 5 o'clock on the morning of the 10th. To the 7th Qulry, artillery, and infantry, which was largely augmented by arrivals on the 8th instant. On the receipt of this intelligence I immediately notified Lieutenant-Cored troops, and despatched telegrams and letters for reinforcements. On the 8th instant the enemy advanced from Jacksonville with great rapidity, in three heavy colon. That force was beaten by General Bragg with Hill's and Hoke's troops on the 8th. J. E. Johnston. Telegram. Raleigh, March 13th, 1865. To Genl. Beau
amination, in company with myself, of those works on the 8th and 9th instant. The fire of the enemy was directed chiefly against Fort Sumtng General has found it necessary to countermand his order of the 9th inst., and to recall the troops that were ordered to report to you, wit of our boats. His works, such as they were, were discovered on the 9th, and a scouting expedition, under Captain Haskell, on the night of t had been ordered to Baldwin; reached Baldwin at daylight on the 9th instant. Remaining a short time they continued on to Barber's the same small loss to us and a considerable loss to the enemy. On the 9th instant I removed all the Government stores from Sanderson, except fifte to join him, overtaking him at Cave Spring on the evening of the 9th inst. I was there informed by him that General Sherman, having hasti My dear Sir,—Your very kind and highly appreciated letter of the 9th ult., enclosing a slip from the New Orleans Times-Democrat, containing
regard. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 12th, 1862. Genl. S. Cooper: 10th inst. Banks's fleet, with about 10,000 men, left suddenly its southern ow what guns have already been removed from Fort Sumter since the 10th inst., and to what points transferred. He also desires hereafter a dinion relative to the attack of the enemy on Morris Island on the 10th ult. * * * You will please make to these Headquarters, at your earlin Georgia. Of these, 1430 effectives arrived in detachments on the 10th, 12th, and 13th of July. Colonel Olmstead's command, composed of det2th, 18th, and 63d Georgia regiments, 534 effectives, arrived on the 10th, and proceeded at once to Morris Island, and assisted in the repulseto Barber's the same night. At this point they were met, on the 10th instant, by two companies of cavalry under Major Robert Harrison, 2d Floteen hundred bushels corn, which was burned under my orders. On the 10th the enemy reached Sanderson; on the 11th instant they were within th
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