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ent left it till that place was abandoned.
The defences below Georgetown were abandoned earlier, and on the 3d of April the Tenth South Carolina volunteers, which had been in charge of these defences, reached Charleston and went into camp at Mount Pleasant, where they remained till they went West.
General W. J. Hardee was sent to expostulate with General Pemberton, but it was of no use. That general could not be induced to rescind the orders which were working such dissatisfaction among the peht before, the steamer engaged in transferring troops had been mistaken by our batteries for a vessel of the enemy's and sunk with all on board.
Fortunately, it was not in very deep water, and there were very few casualties.
One man swam to Mount Pleasant, almost entirely across the harbor, another to Fort Sumter, and the rest were taken off by another boat.
September 1st, 1863.—Orders received this morning directing me to conduct the Twenty-fifth to Johnson, there to take steamer tonight f