2 October 1863: “…send a detachment of the “German Artillery”, with horses, to the boat…”

Item description: Letter, dated 2 October 1863, from W. Gordon McCabe on behalf of Brigadier General Thomas Clingman to an unidentified general at the Charleston, S.C. 1st Military District headquarters.  McCabe converys Clingman’s request for a detachment of the “German artillery” to assist with the transportation of two rifled Foote guns to Sullivan’s Island.

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Item citation: From folder 16 of the T. L. Clingman Papers #157, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

Headquarters, 1st Military District

Department of So. Carolina, Georgia, & Florida

Charleston, October 2nd, 1863


The Brig-Gen’l. Comm’d’g directs that you will send a detachment of the “German Artillery”, with horses, to the boat, which will ar-rive at Mount Pleasant at 10’O’clock to-mor-row (Saturday) morning, for the purpose of convey-ing the rifled Foote guns to Sullivan’s Island, where they will continue their firing upon the enemy at Batteries Gregg and Wagner.  There are but two (2) guns.

I am, General,

very respectfully

yr. ob’t serv’t,

W. Gordon McCabe

A. A. A. Gen’


Brig. Gen’l Clingman,

Comm’d’g 2nd Sub. Divn


HeadQrs. 1st Milty. Dist.

October 2nd 1863

McCabe W. Gordon

A. A. Gen.

Respecting German Artillery, etc.

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