rs, Department of S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., Nov. 27th, 1862. Genl. Sam. Cooper, Adjt. and Insp.-Genl., Richmond, Va.:
General—About the 20th inst., having ascertained that a sufficient number of guns of the heaviest calibre could ne slowness of Major Childs's work at the Charleston Arsenal:
Charleston, Dec. 10th, 1862. Genl. Samuel Cooper, Richmond, Va.:
Guns are now being rifled and banded here, under my orders, at the rate of one per two and a half days, instead o him to reinforce neighboring commands.
Such was the case, however, as will appear by the following telegram:
Richmond, Va., Dec. 13th, 1862. General Beauregard:
General Lee has just telegraphed to General Smith
General G. W. Smith, thfollowing despatch was forwarded to the War Department:
Charleston, S. C., Dec. 15th, 1862. General S. Cooper, Richmond, Va.:
I am sending five thousand infantry and three batteries to Wilmington, to be returned as soon as practicable.