Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 13, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 13, 1861 Page 1
Text content (automatically generated)

THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 8982. MORNING. EDITION-SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 18151. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE WAR BEGUN. >ry Exciting News from Charleston. >#rtant Correfpio^Bce Between | General Beauregard, Major Anderson and the Southern Secretary of War* le Summons to Major An derson to Surrender. Ijor mderwb refusal. ifoardment of Fort Sumter Commenced. lUe Fire from the Seces sionists' Batteries. liant Defence of Maj. tderson and His Gallant Garrison. ikless Bravery of the Con federate States Troops. ral of the Harriet lane, Pawnee Id Another Steamer Off Charleston. HARRIET LANE FIRED INTO. JEER HOURS FIGHTING. laches in the Walls of Fort Sumter. it of Major Anderson's Guns Silenced. IATiQN OF THE FIRING FOR THE NIGHT [icipated Attempt to Rein force Fort Snmter. is and Plans of the Scene of Conflict, 3PEriAL DESPATCHES FROM CHARLES TON. Charleston, April 12,18G1. lit war has at last begun. A terrible fight is Is moment going on between Fort Sumter |hc fortifications by which it is surrounded, ay last despatch I stated that negotiations Deen reopened between General Beauregard llajor Anderson. This was done with a view |evont an unnecessary effusion of blood. issne was submitted to Major Anderson of |nd> ring as soon as his supplies were ex led. or of having a fire opened on him within ' ain time. Li Y refused to do, and accordingly, at twen [von minutes past four o'clock this morning Moultrie began the bombardment by firing jjuns. To these Major Anderson replied with of his barbette guns, after which the batte |>n Mount rieasant, Cdmmings' Point, and the ;ing Battery, opened a brisk fire of shot and Jor Anderson did not reply, except at long rals, until between seven and eight o'clock, .be brought into action the two tiers of guns ag\towards Fort Moultrie and Stevens' iron to this hour (three o'clock Friday afternoon) have flailed to preduce any serious effect, patches received at headquarters from the ins forts report that all is going on admirably, o men hurt. ?Jor Anderson has the greater part of the day directing his fire principally against Fort ^rie, the Stevens and Floating Battery, these ?^Johnson being the only five operating st him. The remainder of the batteries are in reserve. me fifteen or eighteen shots have struck the ting Battery, but made not the slightest ira n npon its inon cased sides. The Htevens' ery is also eminently successful, and does ter > execution on Fort Sumter, eaches, to all appearance, are being made in veral sides exposed to fire. Portion* of the ipet have been destroyed, and scvsral of the ere mounted hare been shot away. |.. w Anderson i* at present nxtug hi- lowsr of ihsomnte ordnance. fight is going on with intense ea-ncstnes*. will continue all nlgl t. a not improbable that the fort will be carried torm. ^e soldiers are perfectly r h-r THE SCENE OF OPERATIONS. Charleston and Its Defences?Plan of the Harbor, Showing the Position of Forts Sumter and Moultrie, Gummirgs Point Iron Battery, Fort Johnson, the Floating Battery and Other Fortifications. liven, and at every shot jump upon the ram parts, observe tlie effect, and then Jump down, cheering. A party on the Stevens battery arc said to have played a game of the hottest (ire. The excitement in the community is indescri bable. With the very first boom of the gun thou sands rushed from their beds to the harbor front, and all day every available place has been thronged by ladic9 and gentlemen, viewing the solemn spectacle through their glasses. Most of these have relatives in the se veral fortifications, and many a tearful eye at tested the anxious aflection of the mother, wife and sister, but not a murmur came from a single indivBual. The spirit of patriotism is as sincere as it is universal. Five thousand ladies stand ready to day to respond to any sacrifice that may be re quired of them. The brilliant and patriotic conduct of Major Anderson speaks for itself, and silences the at tacks lately made at the Xorth upon his character and patriotism. Business is entirely suspended. Only those stores are open which are necessary to supply articles required by the army. Governor Pickens has all day been in the resi dence of a gentleman which commands a view of the whole |Bcene, a most interested observer. General Beauregard commands in person the en tire operations, and thus far they have moved with the utmost system and success. It is reported that the Harriet Lane has re ceived a shot through her whcelhouse. She is in the offing. No other government ships are in sight np to the present moment, but should they appear the entire range of batteries will open upon them. Troops are pouring into the town by hun dreds, but are held in reserve for the pres ent, the force already on the island being ample. People are also arriving every moment on horseback, and by every other convey ance. Within an area of fifty miles, where the thunder of the artillery can be heard, the scene is magnificently terrible. CnARLKSTOH, April 12?6 P. M. Captain R. 8. Tarker brings despatches from the Floating Battery, stating that up to this time only two have been wounded on Sullivan's Island. He bad to row through Major Anderson's warmest fire in a small boat. Senator Wigfali in same manner bore despatches to Morris Island, through the fire from Fort Sumter. Senator Chesnut, another member of the staff of Gen. Beauregard, fired a gun, by way of amuse ment, from Mount Pleasant, which made a large bole in the parapet. Quite a number have been struck by spent pieces of shell and knocked down, but none hurt serious ly. Many fragments of these missiles arc already circulating in the city. The range is more perfect than in the morning, aud every ahot from the land tells. Three shipa are visible in the offing, and it is be lieved an attempt will be made to-night to throw reinforcements into Fort Sumter In small boats. It is also thought, from the regu'ar and frequent firing of Major Anderson, that he lias a much larg</ force of men than was supposed. At any rate, he is fighting bravely. There have been two rain storms during the day, but without effect upon the battle. Everybody is in a ferment. Some of those ftqht ing are stripped to the waist. THE GENERAL PRESS DE^PATi I1ES. CitARMiFro*, tprll 12,18' 1. The ball has opened wnr In inaugurated. The batteries of Bullr. .n s Ids. d M - and other points were opened on Fort Sumter at four o'clock this rooming. Fort Sumter his returned 'he fire, and a brn-k cannonading has been kept up. No information has been received from the seaboard yet. The military are under arms and the whole of our population are on the -Greets. Every avail able space facing the harbor ia tilled with anxious spectators. The firing has continuoi all day without inter mission. Two of Fort Sumter's guns have been silenced, ftu'l it is .eported the*, f.'' rce.eh hcc been t:.'j in tLc southeast wall. Of the nineteen batteries in position only seven have opened tire on Fort Sumter. The remainder are held in reserve for the expected fleet. Two thousand men readied this city this morn ing, and embarked for Morris Island and the neighborhood. Intercepted despatches disclose the fact that Mr. Fox, who had been allowed to visit Major Anderson on the pledge that his purpose was pacific, employed his opportunity to devise a plan fo* supplying the fort by force., and that this plan had been adopted by the Washington go yernment, and was in progress of execution. Charleston, April 12,18G1. The Floating Battery and Stevens' Battery arc operating freely and Fort Sumter is returning the fire. It is reported that three war vessels aro outside the bar. ______ THE LATEST FROM CHARLESTON. Charleston, April 12,18G1. The firing has ceased for the night, but will be renewed at daylight in the morning, unless an at tempt is made to reinforce the fort, which ample arrangements have been made to repel. The Pawnee, IJarriet Lane, and a third steamer, are reported off the bar. Troops arc arriving by every train. IMPORTANT CORRESPONDENCE. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE CONFE DERATE SECRETARY OF WAR AND GEN. BEAUREGARD. Charleston, April 12,1881. The following is tbo telegraphic correspondence be tween the War Department at Montgomery and Geo. Ileaurrgard immediately preceding tbo hostilities. The correspondence grew out of tbe formal notification by the Washington government, which li disclosed in Gen. Beauregard s first despatches ? GEN. BBAUREUARD TO Till SECRETARY OF WAR. Ciuri khtox, April 8,1881. L. P. Walkir, Secretary of War Ac authorised messenger from President Lincoln just Informed Governor Pickens and myself that provisions will be sent to Fort Sumter peaceably, or otherwise by rorce. P. G. T. BEAUREGARD. TnE SECRETARY OF WAR TO GENERAL BEAUREGARD. MORTCOMERY, April 10, 1801. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, Charleston ? If yon have no doubt of the authorised character of the agent who communicated to you tho Intention of tbe Washington government to supply Fort Sumter by force, you will at once demand its evacuation; and if this is refused proceed In such manner as you may determine to reduce It. Answer. L, P. WALKER, Secretary of War. OENflR At, BEAUREGARD TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR. Charlkktov, April 10,1861. L. P. Waiker, Secretary of War ? The demand will he made to morrow at twelve o'clock P. G. T. BEAUREGARD. THE SECRETARY OF WAR TO GENERAL BEAUREGARD. Montgomery, April 10,1861. General DvoRMJARn, Charleston:? Unless there are espcc a! reasons connected with your own condition, It Is OOMtdernd proper thU yon should make the demand at an early hour. L. P. WALKF.R. Secretary of War. OINF.RAL BFAURSHARP TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR. ORaRlevtow, April 10, 1861. L. P. War i.?,Soc etary of War, vlontg wnery ? Tie rvs.ons aro special for twelve o'clock. ' p. n. r ir.AURKtAB?. GENERAL BEAUREGARD TO T.IE SECRETARY OF WAR. Onist.satii*, April 11, is?i P. Wai?(??. s?crot*ry of War. ? r msod s"Lhat two o'o'Odr: AtureJ r*t sit o'nhvtt? answer. p :* ??? ? \ THE SECRETARY OF WAR TO GENERAL BEAl/KKGARb. MnNTGOMKRT, April 11,1801. General Bkaike<..ikd, Charleston.? Tel .graph the reply of Major A nil err on. L. P. WaLK -CR, Secretary or War. GENERAL BEAUREGARD TO THE SECRETARY OK WAR. Ciiarlxoton, April 11,1891. To L. P. Walker, Secretary oi War;? Major Anderson ,-eplies:? I have the honor io acknowledge the rece.pt of vonr conimiinUw.i< n denine.liOa thu evacuation or Una fort, ai.d to ear in f"p?a.? tueri to unit it is a demand wah wtiu'.b I regret thv. ?ny sense ut honor and my obligt tlona to my goTcrfaect prevent my compliance. Me adds;? , I Probably I W'H afrait the first shot, and If you do not ' batter ub to nie> [ o will be starved out in a few days. 1 Anawer. | " 1 P G. T. BEAURiCG ARU i i ilE 8FC? 1 /./ 0 WAR TO GENERAL BEACRKG AltD. i Montgokert, April 11,1801. | Gtn Beat-rio-isp, Chirlestoo ? We do not deeire needlessly to bombard Fort .Siaater if Major Anderson will state the lime at which, aa tod! rated by bim, he will evacuate, and agree that, in the meantime, he will sot use hie guns ugtinst us, unless ours should be employed against Fort Sumter. You arc thus to avoid the etl'usion of blood. If this cr its equivalent be refused, reduce the fort as yjur judg. ment decides to be tho meat practicable. L. P. WALKER, Secretary of War. GENERAL BEAUREGARD TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR. Cuaruwon, April 12,1801. L. P. Walker, Secretary of War ? Be would not conaent. 1 write to-day. P. G. T. BEAUREGARD. CHARLESTON AND ITS DEFENCES. The news of the bombardment of Fort Sumter by the Confederate forces, which we publish this morning, In duces us to give a full description of the scene of opera tions, embracing the City of Charleston, its harbor and fortifications. The plans of the forts and batteries, show ing the stronghold of .Major Anderson and the position of the attacking forces under General Beauregard, cannot rail to interest our readers. FORT iCMTER?THE STBOVOHOLD OF MAJOR AN DERSON. Fort Sumter 18 a modern truncated pentagonal fort, built upon an artificial island at the month of Charleston harbor, three and three eights miles from the city of Jbarleston. The Island has for its base a sand and mud bank, wilb a superstructure, if we may so term it, of the refuse chips from several Northern granite quarries. These roaks are firmly embedded in the sand, and upon them the present fortification is reared. The island itself cost half a million of dollars, and was ten years in construc tion. The fortification cost another half a million dollars, and at tho time of its occupancy by Major Anderson was so nearly completed aa to admit the introduction of its armament. Tbe wails are of solid brick and concrete masonry, built close to the edge of tho wator, and with out a berm. They are sixty feet high, and Prom sight to twelve feet in thickness, and are pleroed for three tiers of guns on the north, east, and west exterior aides. Its weakest point is on the eouth side, of which tho masonry is not only weaker than that of the other sides, but It is not protected by any dank fire, which would sweep tho wharf, oooo landed, tn entrance may, at the preeent state of tho construe tton, bo easily made for the blinds of tho lower embra

sures, though six inches in thickness, may yet bo eatlly blown sway, and even if this was impossible, scaling ladders can reach those of the second tier, which are not protected in this manner. The work is designed for an armament of one hundred and forty pieces of ordnance ef all calibres. Two tiers of the guns aro under bomb proof casemates, and the third ttr upper tier open, or, In military parlance, en barb-iU tbe lower tier for forty-two pounder palxban guns; the second tier for eight and ten inch columbiads, for throwing ?olid or hollow shot, and the upper tier for mortars and twenty four pound guns. Tho full armam'-n1. of the fcrt, however, bad not arrived there when Major Ander. son took possession; but since its occuptncy by tho pre sent garrison no efforts have been spared to place th work in an efficient state ef defence, by mountiuR all lb' svailsble guns and placing them In salient points As before remarked, ihe full armament of tho fort is not in position, na only seventy five of tbe one hundred and forty guns required for it are now mounted. Eleven palxban guns are among that number nine of tbera eomnundiug Fort Moultrie, which Is within ensy range, an J the other two pointing towards Castle Plnekniy, whirh is well out of range Some of the eeluinbUds, tnt troet effective weapon for siege or defensive operation', are not mounted Four of tho thirty two pounder bar bette guns are on pivot carriages, which givoe them the entire range of lbs horizon, and nbert have a horizontal sweep of fire of IbO degress. In addition to th?se weightier pre parations for defence, the walla are pierced every ? liero for muskets, of which there are endless numbers ready and loaded. The magazine contains Sevan hnnJre I barn-Is of'gunpowder and an ample supply of shot, pow ler and shells for one jear s singe, and a largo amount of mine>'hneoua artillery stores The garrison Is amply wrppffe wt h *athv from artiflcsl we Is, which .are sup plod b) 'ha frequent shuwers of rain Io sde'srs.vs >r Slialfg cal pouit of view, Fort Sumter radiates its (Ire through oil the channels from the sea approach to l bar I. * ton and has a full sweep of range In :ta rear or city stde. Tho fort is sufficiently out of range from a Und a'-?Tory attack, eo that all apprehensions for breaching it from that source may be put at rest, unless by guns of superior lalibre. Tho maxi mum rtngo of the guns from Bumter Is three miles; but for accurate firing, suffie'eut to hull a vessel the distance would require to he reduced one balf of that figure. The war garrison of the fort is six hundred men, but only seventy nine of that number are wilbin its walls, with the laborers?109 all told. TUB OARKIMOM IS TUB FORT. Jfauun. H, Andem n... h. W Crawford Aimer 1)< uble day T nana n Seymour TMBore Talbot JZC. Lavls.... TH Hall J. O. Foster (1 W. Snjder K K Meade Hank. Major .... tm Rur'n Captain . i aptaln 1st Lieut fat Lieut. 3d Lieut.. Captain .. let Lieut.. iM Lieu I.. Hif/imtnt or Ci'ijiH, lit Art'y Med.Huff 1st Art'y 1st Art 'y. Id Art y 1st Art y 1st Art'y EnRln'rs Bngln'ri Fngiu'rs. Orit/innl A'm try into Strrire. Born Li. July 1, IHMJCy. March 10, 1851 l'enn July 1, 1842 N. f. luly 1, 1846 Vt May U, 1847 D C. .'QUO 17, 1848 fud. July I, IIS ON. T. J my 1, ims if. It uly 1, 1856 N. I. July 1, 1857 Va Oflhers g Msnil ArtiUerm a r>6 Laborera SU Total || The embrasures for moskotry on the side of the work exjiosed to ibe tire of the batteries of Cummings' Point &ad Fort Johnson have been tilled with solid Uagmng. Oiled In with lead, and are now hall and bomb proof,add ing materially to tbe strength of tho work. Inside, the map mine tad hospital have been protected by stonu tra verses, and fee parade cloart d. FORT MOULTRIE. Tort Moultrie, which first opened its batteries upon Major Anderson and his command, Is one of the sentinels that guara tho principal en'.ranee to Charloeton harbor. It Is opposite to and dis tant from Fort Sumter about one and a half miles. It is,moreproperly speaking,abuge waterbattory, without any guns under cover. Us armam< nt consists of eleven guns of heavy calibre and several mortars. The outer and inner walls are of brick, capped w-ith stono and filled with earth, nuking a solid wall fifteen or sixtcon feet in thickness. Ibis work has been much strength ened recently, and presents a saucy front to Fort Sumter. It is now in command of Major Ripley, formerly of tho United States Army, who has under his command several hundred experienced artillerists. T11K IRON FLOATING BATTERY. This novel war machine, designed for harbor op"ra tions, is now anchored near Sullivan's Island, com manding the barbette guns of Fort Sumior. It is constructed of palmetto legs, sheatbed with plate iron, and is supposed to be impregnable aga n-t shot. It Is embramred for and mounts four guns of beavy calibre. It rc<|?ir<* sixty men to operate It. The first impression on seeing this machine Is that of tm nenso solidity. Tho outer or gun side Is covered with six plates of Iron?two of them of tbe T railroad pattern, paced horizontally, and tho other four bolted one over tbe other, in the strongest manner, and running vertically. The wall of the gun side Is full four tew thick, construeted of that peculiar palmetto wood to full of fibrous material that sixty-four pounders cannot pierce it. The malu deck is wide sud roomy. In nineteen open chambers, on the port side of tbe desk, we found a profution of shot?thirty four pounders? while just beyond tham is an immense pile of sand bags, which protect an overlianglng roof, under which is to be placed the hospital. This also protects the migaiiuea (three In cumber), uader which Is the hold proper. There are six entrances to tho bold, which will contain, If n<eessary, over three hundred men. It is kept in place by four heavy wedges, driven down by a specie* of ram, which will hold it fast, and prevent any swaying around by the tide. CIMMlNG'tJ FOIST IRON BATTKRY. Tto imre'l point of land te Fort Fum tw ig Curomtrg's Point, distance 1,150 yards. On this point is tbe celebrated railroad Iran bat tery, an illustration jf wbich we give ahoie. It consists of v heavy framework of yellow pine logs The roof is of the same material, over which dovetailed bars of rallr >ad iron of the T pattern are laid from top to bottom?all of which is riveted down In the most secure maimer. On tbe front It presents an angle of about thirty degrees, 'here are three portholes, which open and close with iron shutters of the hoavl?et description. When open, th-- muzzles of the Colunahlads fill np tho ?I ace completely. The reordl of the gun enables tbe shut ters to be closed instantly It Is asserted, on li'gh mill tary autfc ulty, that this incline 1 plane wilt effectually r'li't guns of t'. ? hcavloit calibre?nrst, bee.oiso no shot can ft 'ke it fxe-pt it an obtuse scgle, sh oo woulJ cut ? the tall to glance, secoi^, because Us power of resiatanc- insufficient towithauudthefaUoftheheaviest shell* hi' columblad guns, with which thia novel bat tery ia equipped b. ar on the south wall of Sumter, the line of tire belrg at an angle of about thirty five degrees. This la not, of course, considered favorable for t>r?aah. lug; but owing to the fact 'hat the wall la loop holed for musketry throughout Its entire length, which, of course, w? aki-na it a great deal, the eflhct of shot upon it would, we think, even at the distance of 1,160 yards, effect a breach with n a reasonable time. The work Is In charge or several companies of the regular army of the Con federate Slates If employed to reduce Fort Sumter, this battery will prove quite formidable TlIS INTERIOR OF FORT J0HN80N?GUN BATTERY. The For' Johnson Taiteries consist of two hurge sand* works, containing mortar and s?ige gun oat'erlea, of which the above and the subjoined are g >od illustra tions:? FORT JOHNSON'?MORTAR MATTERY. These woiks are one and one-fourth of a mile from Fort Sumter, and at proscnt manned by two companies of regular artillery. The position of this old fort, wblcb 1a of the utmost Importance as a connecting polut in the defenco of the harbor, his been considered by the highest military authority as the key to all the defensive works in 'ho harbor. Against the attack of forces by lacl, or a boat attack by the Ptuno river, It must be considered an essential element of defence. CABTLE riNCKNEY. Cattle Tlnckney Is a small work, tituated on thg southern extremity of "Shulc's Fully Island," between the (log and Folly channels. Though In itsell not a very considerable military work, yet, from Its position, com manding as it docs the whole line of the eastern wharves, It becomes of the utm ist importance for It to be held by the State authorities. It is, in fact, the Immediate out* work of tho city, uroful to annoy an Invading Ueet should It pass the outer forts, and to render their landing very ditlicult, If Dot impossible. Ia lis plan It presents to tho south a semicircular face, the eastern and western faces are formed by tho line of rampart following tho direction of the tangent to the circular arc at itg extremity, and for a distance of twenty yards; the northern sldo is plain; at bo:b the uertbeastern and noithwcsleru angles aro semicircular bastions, tho outer extremities of tlio arcs being tangsnt respec tively to the oastern and western sides of tho fort. There are two rows of guns?the tower being in ease mates (bombproof), the embrasures for which are about seven feet above low water mark, and the upper being mUir',-rtu. The height of the rampart Is twenty, and the width thirty two feet. The width of the outer wall and of the parapet is six fsct ; tho depth of tho casemates Is twenty rsot, heigh* ten; the diameter (east and west) of tho castle Is one hundred and seventy feet Hie en trance is on the northern side, on either side of which aro tho oflloera' and privates'quarters, messroom, Ac. The ascent to the barbette Is made on the northeastern and north weetern corners of the Urre partdspUm. In the centre of the hitter Is the furnace for beating shot. Around tho foot of the scarp wall is a break water, about twelve feet In width, horizontally, which has Its western side extended in a tangent direction to the south, to form the landing. The landing if protected by the Are of vara! guns sweeping its Isagtfa. The armament of thia castle consists of about twenty five pieces, 24 and 92 pounders, a few seaooast mortars and six columblads?the latter not being mounted. In (be magazine Is a sufficiency of ammunitloo, Including shot and leaded shell. This work nis been of late put In as thorough repair as possible. Owing to the want of ventilation and the reverberation of tho sound In. an en gagement, tho lower tier of guns would soon become useless, and the occupants would bo obliged to resort entirely to the barbette guns and^mortare. In this casn the exposure to tbc enemies' direct shot would not bs great, for the parapet is higher than the hulks of most ships, and much higher than tho adjoining shoro. As to Its importance, although, If we possessed forts Sumter and Moultrie, it would bo of comparatively little use, yet if on enemy possessed it, its proximity to tho city would enable tbc gurrtson to damage ("ha'lesion seriously. OTHER WORKS. There are other works at Hadrll s I'oint, Mount P'se sant, i-'.ono, Morris Island, and fronting the entrance of Charleston harbor, which are constructed of palmetto log? and sand. They aro all fully manned for action with large gurrisoanauo guns of heavy calibro. THE EXACT DISTANCES OK THE FORTS. Fort Hi.inter Is three aud three eights miles from Charleston one and one eighth mile from Fort Moul. trie, three fourths of a mile from Cunimings* Point, one and three eighth* mile from Fort Johnson, and two and live eighths miles from Castle Ibnckney. The city of Cbarusion is entirely out of the raugo of tne guns of Fort bunder. 6T0N0 INLET. Ptono Point is a portion of Morris Island, facing tbs sec coast. Ptono Inlet is about two loagues from tho south channel of Charleston. Uelwoco them lie two islands, viz:?Morris Island, on which the light house stands, and Coffin Island. In Ptono Inlet there are nine or ten feet of water at low tide, but It was not much frequented until Charleston was blockaded in 1776, wben It was visited by Br it lab vessels! In a stragctical poist of view the landing of United Plates troops at Htono Point would appear to be for the purpoeo of getting In tho rear of the Morris Island bat teries, which now guard tho approa-hea to Charles ton. On Morris Island the (oufedcrae -dates forces are pretty numerous, and If ao attempt to land troope is mado by the United States forces the condi3t will be abort and bloody. At our l.ist account* In retard to sioiio point, General Bauregard bod ordered an im mense batterv to he erected al the v^rr place where It iE aliased ttm I mlcd Stales troops will attempt to land. A psbeequcnt report s-aled lhat several large guns ware in transitu from Castle 1'ibckny to that Point. THE CONFEDERATE STATES TROOPS NEAB CHARLESTON. COMMANDKR-IN-CHIKF. Brigadier General I*. T. O. Beauregard. STAFF. , Colonel R w Gib bee, Surgeon ?eneral. Major W II Whitney, Ingineer In Chief. Colonel R. K. I.ml. Adjutant General. Co'nrsel L M Hatch ipiartermanter General. Captain W. K Hoggs, Aid d" Camp. RKOIMKNTAt. OR(i ANIZATTOVS. K rat regiment of artillery, Colonel K. B. Loelr, roag wt'd nW?*sr?onmpeal?a :? JV?. Mm. I. Wi URigtoD Artillery, Captain Walter US 2 I?raye?tB*rtlJlerr, Captain 80 3 Marl'm Artillery, Captain King ftS 4. German Artillery, Captain Magner...... 100 Total "TO First regiment of Rlllee, Colonel J. J. Pettlgrew, eom noteR of reren companies ? Ne. Mm. 1 W lebtngton Light Infantry, CRptaln Stmonton,... 100 1. German Klflrtm o. Captain Small 100 3 Cnrolir* Light 'rfantrr,Captain I'inckney 80 . Moultrie Guard, Capt 1111010* 90 . Meagher Guard, CApt. McCradey 7ft . ClMtrRStnn /gniaree, Capt. Itilbern 45 7. \ gilaot Rlflee, Capt. Tupper..... 105 IN.tal 585 Fret battalion Charleston I linemen, Joneph Johnson, Jr., commanding, constating of four companion:? No. Mm. I '.mpany A. Capt Davay.. 45 Onmpnur ".'apt. Herbert 92 > ? tr p-my C, Capt. i?oyle 6? Company 1>, Capt. Cornulf ?? 1W 22S t'"Uf-Major. Th ? PonNn, Utigiap V -"i rarall. [OHNTQIVtD uN RIGHTS IWuE.1