This letter from Capt. Thomas West Daggett (1828-1893) to South Carolina Gov. Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805-1869) was written from All Saints Parish, South Carolina, on June 1, 1861. Daggett was captain of the Waccamaw Light Artillery and in charge of the coastal defenses from Winyah Bay in Georgetown Co., South Carolina, to Little River Inlet in Horry Co., South Carolina. In the letter he resigns as captain of that unit and states his reasons for doing so.
This letter from Colonel Edward Manigault (1817-1874) to South Carolina Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805-1869) was written in Charleston, South Carolina, on October 5, 1861. Col. Edward Manigault was the Chief of Ordnance for South Carolina in 1861. The letter is in reference to the transferring of funds to cover the cost of the "establishment of a Coast Police for the State of South Carolina." Page 3 is a handwritten enclosed form dated October 7, 1861, for the Gov. to sign and send with a draft to Gen. DeSaussure.
This letter from Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893) to South Carolina Gov. Milledge Luke Bonham (1813-1890) was written from his headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 25, 1863. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard became the first brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. He commanded the defenses of Charleston, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, and later returned to defend the city from repeated attacks by U.S. forces. This letter is in reference to the defense of the battery at Taber's Point on the Santee River. Signed original. Paper watermarked WEBB & HUNT, LIVERPOOL with an anchor symbol.