the carriages and ordnance stores.
These guns, however, would not have answered for what was required for the armament at the south end of Morris Island or Black Island.
Some guns reported to be of the class wished for having, as I understood, arrived from Europe at Wilmington, were asked for, and refused.
As the enemy persisted in his occupation, although the works were not completed at the south end of Morris Island, the armament was increased by a captured 30-pounder Parrott, a light Whitworth, and three 10-inch seacoast mortars.
It was, I have understood, intended to have constructed bombproof and hospital arrangements at the south end of Morris Island; but they had hardly been commenced.
To the 4th Question.—In my opinion it would have been possible, had the works at the south end of the island been completed, and with the small force at our disposal, for the enemy by a bold dash from their ironclads and gunboats to have cut off the retreat of the troops south of Craig's H
Molony fell, shot through the head, and Hagood and Stoney alone reached the works—the latter shot in the shoulder, but not disabled.
The 25th and 21st regiments being on the left, from the oblique direction of the advance, first struck the works; and while they staggered to get in the other three regiments swept on. When they reached the ditch there was from seventy-five to one hundred yards interval between the two divisions into which the brigade had broken.
General Hagood was with Major Wilds, commanding the 21st, who was cheering on his men to renewed assault (success now being their only hope of safety), when, looking to the right, he saw a mounted Federal officer among the men on the left of the portion of the brigade to the right with a regimental color in his hands, and a confusion and parleying immediately around him that betokened approaching surrender.
The fight was still raging at Hagood's right and left; there was no cessation on our part except in the squad just ar
ched him, owing to delays on roads.
Losses not yet reported. G. T. Beauregard.
Charleston, S. C., May 18th, 1876. Mr. E. Willis:
Dear Sir,—In answer to your request, and also that it will be a pleasure to do anything in my power for General By, A. A. G.
5. Colonel D. B. Harris, Chief-Engineer of Department.
6. Surgeon S. Choppin, Medical Inspector.
7. Major Willis, Chief Quartermaster.
8. Major Molloy, Chief Commissary.
1. Lieutenant A. R. Chisolm, A. D. C.
at Catawba bridge.
Troops must continue to march along railroad, and trains will take up the first they meet with.
Major E. Willis, at Salisbury, my chiefquartermas-ter, will attend to your transportation wants. G. T. Beauregard.
Lieut.-Col. J. R. Waddy, Chief Ordnance officer.
Major E. Willis, Chief Quartermaster.
Lieut. Jno. J. Mellen, Crescent La. Regt., A. A. Quartermaster.
Private Henry C. Robinson,