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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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,
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.