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of course, were asleep and unwarned. My letter to you demanding the surrender of Fort Sumter and Morris Island, and threatening, in default thereof, to open fire upon Charleston, was delivered near Fort Wagner at 11.15 o'clock A. M. on the 21st instant, and should have arrived at your headquarters in time to have permitted your answer to reach me within the limit assigned—viz., four hours. The fact that you were absent from your headquarters at the time of its arrival may be regarded as an uoved from the city; but, upon your assurance that the city is still full of them, I shall suspend the bombardment until 11 o'clock P. M. to-morrow, thus giving you two days from the time you acknowledge to have received my communication of the 21st instant. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Q. A. Gillmore, Brig.-Genl. Comdg. Appendix to chapter XXXIII. Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., August 24th, 1863. Commander J. R. Tucker, Flag-officer,
ay from Savannah I found here your letter of the 20th instant. I thank you for the prompt and favorable suppoleston, S. C., Feb. 6th, 1863. On or about the 20th ultimo I ordered General Ripley to have preparations madtillery, three batteries, twelve guns. On the 20th instant the enemy advanced in three columns, since ascert the following account of the engagement of the 20th instant, near Ocean Pond: Intelligence having been read been much strengthened since the battle of the 20th ultimo, and that four or five gunboats in the St. John'sy their active participation in the combat of the 20th ultimo, at which, it is proper to say, Brigadier-Generald feeling authorized by the President's letter of 20th inst. to send them, I have ordered Hoke's division to rned his brigade. The fight was to be renewed on the 20th, and on the night of the 19th, about nine o'clock, Gre delivered by your aid, Captain Toutant, on the 20th ultimo. Feeling convinced of the utter impracticability
wreck of the Keokuk, on the 16th instant, by Lieutenant Boyleston, confirmed in the main by my own observations on the 19th instant, that her turrets, within four and a half feet of their tops, had been pierced by four 10-inch shot and one 7-inch rifny guns or other military stores were left by General Johnson's command—was not received by me until the evening of the 19th inst., else it would have met with an earlier acknowledgment. In reply thereto I have the honor to submit that, on the moron of a considerable portion of it— from Davis's farm, near the city, southward—suffering a loss of a thousand men. On the 19th Colquitt's and Clingman's brigades of Hoke's division were detached to take part with other troops in an effort to dislodgngman was wounded, and never again rejoined his brigade. The fight was to be renewed on the 20th, and on the night of the 19th, about nine o'clock, General Hagood received an order to turn over his brigade in the trenches to the senior officer prese<
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m. Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 25th, 1864. To Genl. G. T. Beauregard, Charleston, S. C.: General S. D. Lee reports from Florence he will be at Okolona in a few days. States he would be glad to have General Beauregard's views in regard to recent events in Tennessee. There are no advices whatever from that quarter, and I do not understand General Lee's telegraph. Am apprehensive that some reverse may have occurred. Geo. Wm. Brent, Col., and A. A. G. Telegram. Richmond, Va., Jan. 2d, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: Yours of 31st December received. If you find it necessary to make the change suggested, you are authorized to employ General Taylor as proposed. Jeffn. Davis. Telegram. Augusta, Ga., Jan. 3d, 1865:9 P. M. I have selected a defensive line behind Brier Creek in Georgia to connect with Salkehatchie line; have ordered General Smith to have it reconnoitred and report to you. I leave in morning. G. T. Beauregard. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Charle
epartment of South Carolina and Georgia—headquarters, Charleston. It was, through inadvertence, mailed to your address at Bladon Springs. S. Cooper, A. and I. Genl. Mobile, Sept. 11th, 1862. Genl. S. Cooper, Richmond, Va.: I leave to-day for Charleston. Please forward there copies of orders and instructions. None received yet from Bladon. G. T. Beauregard. 61 Broadway, N. Y., July 22d, 1882. Dear General,—I am unable at this time to answer your note of 18th instant more specially than to state that when I was Chief of the Staff of your forces, charged with the defence of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, from the autumn of 1862 to the spring of 1864, I discovered in the archives of my office a document left behind by Major-General Pemberton, whom you immediately succeeded in command in that quarter, in October, 1862, which embraced a recommendation from that officer of the abandonment, as untenable, of the whole outer or immedi
except the one at Lawton's, which has four guns (32-pounders) of little use. September 18th.—I inspected this day, accompanied by the same officers as on the 17th inst., Forts Moultrie and Sumter, which were found to be in fine order and condition, considering the repairs in progress at the latter. The armament of the first co S. Cooper, Adjt. and Insp.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: Prisoners report that it was the United States ship-of-war Housatonic, 12 guns, which was sunk in night of 17th instant by the submarine torpedo-boat, Lieutenant Dixon, of Alabama, commanding. There is little hope of safety for that brave man and his associates, however, as theichmond. After informing General Lee several times that you were being confronted by the whole of Grant's army, and receiving no reply, you sent, on Friday, the 17th, at 5 P. M., a telegram to General Lee, that unless reinforced you would evacuate Petersburg the next day (Saturday), at 12 o'clock. In answer to this—and my memor
ed on an examination of the wreck of the Keokuk, on the 16th instant, by Lieutenant Boyleston, confirmed in the main by my o848No record of projectiles fired was kept prior to the 16th instant. The first 200-pounder shots were fired on the morning, as you intended attacking the enemy on the morning of the 16th, and felt anxious that there should, by no possibility, be from Elliott's brigade to fill it. But on the night of the 16th, as late as 10 P. M., that gap had not been filled. At des, Richmond, Va.: General,—Your communication of the 16th inst.—requesting me to inform you at what hour last night (15tkets and skirmishers to hold the lines until 6 A. M. of the 16th. At the time of the evacuation no information had been rec city. The shelling took place early on the morning of the 16th, and during that night the Federal troops commenced the pasor Green had placed it in the streets. On the night of the 16th, when General Hampton was assigned to duty at Columbia, he
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reek in Georgia to connect with Salkehatchie line; have ordered General Smith to have it reconnoitred and report to you. I leave in morning. G. T. Beauregard. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Charleston, S. C. Telegram. Corinth, Miss., Jan. 3d, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: Your telegrams of the 27th and 28th from Charleston and Montgomery received. Steps are being taken to execute your orders therein contained, but a certain time is absolutely necessary that the army may have some f Hood has not complied with your suggestion, please give the matter prompt attention. Jeffn. Davis. Macon, Ga., Jan. 7th, 1865:11 A. M. To Genl. S. Cooper, Adjt.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: General Hood reports from Corinth, Miss., January 3d, 1865, that the army recrossed Tennessee River at Bainbridge without material loss since battle of Franklin, and that it will be assembled in a few days in vicinity of Tupelo to be supplied with shoes, clothing, and forage, which are necessary to
ched General Whiting's headquarters during the night of the 15th, and found him at his headquarters, in the Dunlop Castle, n6th, 1864:8.30 P. M. Please read over my telegrams of 15th inst., and you will perceive that you were not ordered to assae miles—was without any force at all. At 7 A. M., on the 15th, General Dearing informs General Wise that his forces were o I have the honor to submit that, on the morning of the 15th inst., the force under my command for the immediate defence ofce it was an impossibility to hold both. At 7 A. M. of the 15th I sent you the following despatch: Swift Creek, Va., Juneuplicate): In front of Nashville, on the morning of the 15th, the enemy attacked both of our flanks about the same time. not exceeding six hundred men. This affair occurred on the 15th, after which the advance of Sherman was undisputed. The Federal army arrived opposite Columbia on the 15th, and without any warning began to shell the town in every direction. Hunt'
you for your history of the siege of Petersburg, I remain, yours truly, Saml. Choppin, M. D., ex-Medical Inspector, C. S. A. To Genl. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. clay's House, June 17th, 1864:1.45 P. M. Genl. G. T. Beauregard, Petersburg, Va.: Fifth Corps (Warren's) crossed Chickahominy at Long Bridge on the 13th; was driven from Riddel's Shop by General Hill, leaving many dead and prisoners on our hands. That night it marched to Westover. Some prisoners were taken from it on the 14th. Have not heard of it since. All prisoners taken here are from 10th Corps. R. E. Lee, Genl. Official. W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. Appendix to chapter XXXVIII. Major-General B. R. Johnson's statement of the explosion of the mine at Petersburg, July 30th, 1864. on the 27th of July, 1864, the enemy was observed to be moving large forces to the north side of the James—to be showing much activity in that direction, leading us to anticipate some active operations there. This was, no d
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