Some websites include Anderson's Brigade as part of Longstreet's Corps at the Battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 19-21, 1863. The evidence says otherwise. See the excerpts below from the "Official Record of the War of the Rebellion...." that show the entire Brigade was, in fact, in the Charleston (S.C.) defences, and did not leave until 7 Oct. 1863. Below are some O.R. (Official Record) transcripts of correspondence between Lee, Longstreet, Beauregard, Bragg, Davis and Cooper (Adjutant General), and others regarding the Brigade:

O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XXIX/2 [S# 49]
Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating Specially To Operations In North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, And Pennsylvania, From August 4 To December 31, 1863.
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--#4
ORANGE COURT-HOUSE, September 9, 1863.
The PRESIDENT:
Anderson's brigade, of Hood's division, is designated as one of the brigades for Charleston. Please direct accordingly.
It will march to Richmond.
R. E. LEE.

ORANGE COURT-HOUSE,
September 10, 1863.
His Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS:
Anderson's brigade, Hood's division, and Bryan's brigade, McLaws' division, are selected by General Longstreet to go
to Charleston. If preferred, Wise and Jenkins could go in their place and Pickett's division remain in vicinity of
Richmond. Three battalions of artillery are ordered to Richmond. Their horses cannot accompany the guns farther, and
their guns should not be forwarded unless horses can be obtained at the scene of operations.
R. E. LEE.

O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XXVIII/1 [S# 46]
Operations On The Coasts Of South Carolina And Georgia, And In Middle And East Florida.--June 12-December 31, 1863.
No. 5.--Extract from Journal(*) of Operations in Charleston Harbor, September 1-December 31, 1863.
CHARLESTON, S.C.,
September 16, 1863. The last of Anderson's brigade arrived to-night. This brigade is composed of the following regiments: Seventh Georgia,
Colonel [W. W.] White; Eighth Georgia, Colonel [John R.] Towers; Ninth Georgia, Colonel [B.] Beck; Eleventh Georgia,
Colonel [F. H.] Little; Fifty-ninth Georgia, Colonel [Jack] Brown.

O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XXVIII/2 [S# 47]
Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations On The Coasts Of South Carolina And Georgia, And In Middle And East Florida, From June 12 To December 31, 1863.
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--#10
HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,
Charleston, S.C., September 28, 1863.
Brig. Gen. R. S. RIPLEY,
Comdg. First Military District, Charleston, S.C.:
Has a staff officer ascertained and taken steps to supply wants of Anderson's brigade?
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
[THOMAS JORDAN,]

CHICKAMAUGA, October 3, 1863.
General BEAUREGARD:
Can you spare Anderson's brigade for a short time?
JAMES LONGSTREET.

CHARLESTON, S.C.,
October 5, 1863.
Lieut. Gen. JAMES LONGSTREET, Chickamauga, near Chattanooga, Tenn.: In view of enemy's present apparent plan of operations here, am disposed to lend you
Anderson's brigade, provided no military necessity will prevent its return when called
for here. Cannot Bragg send me about 5,000 stand of arms for arming my State troops?
G. T. BEAUREGARD.

----- CHARLESTON, S.C., October 5, 1863.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:
General Longstreet asks me to spare him Anderson's brigade for short time. Am disposed to risk it, in view
of enemy's apparent plan of operations here at present, but must expect authority to recall it at discretion,
despite any alleged military necessity there.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RICHMOND, October 5, 1863.
General BEAUREGARD:
Send General Anderson's brigade to General Longstreet. The case is urgent.
S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General.

October 7, 1863.
In accordance with orders from the War Department, Anderson's brigade left this morning en route for General Bragg's army.

CHARLESTON, S.C.,.
October 14, 1863. Hon. JAMES A. SEDDON,
Secretary of War:
I went then to the office of his assistant adjutant-general; saw the indorsement and an official statement of
the deficiency of arms and accouterments in Anderson's brigade, to wit, 375 guns, 973 bayonets, 337 cartridge-boxes,
679 bayonet scabbards, 359 cap-pouches, 473 belts, 356 canteens, 542 haversacks, 153 gun-slings, 289 knapsacks, and
93 shoulder-straps.
But the guns, I was told, were not drawn, and the brigade departed for Chattanooga without them, as it was certain
they could get arms there. This, I believe, completes the information.
HENRY A. WISE,
Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT,
Charleston, October 20, 1863.
Respectfully forwarded.
In this connection I have the honor to request that application be made for the return of Brig. Gen. G. T.
Anderson's brigade, which was ordered hence some weeks since for temporary service. This force was withdrawn
from James Island, and its place cannot be well supplied.
R. S. RIPLEY,

O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XXVIII/2 [S# 47]
Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations On The Coasts Of South Carolina And Georgia,
And In Middle And East Florida, From June 12 To December 31, 1863.
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--#12
CHARLESTON, S.C.,
October 22, 1863.
Lieut. Gen. JAMES LONGSTREET,
Near Chattanooga, Tenn.:
Enemy's movements indicate an early attack on Pocotaligo or Savannah. Please send forthwith Anderson's brigade
to latter city.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.

O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XXVIII/2 [S# 47]
Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations On The Coasts Of South Carolina And Georgia, And In Middle And East Florida, From June 12 To December 31, 1863.
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--#13
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
October 29, 1863--7 a.m.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:
Enemy's land and naval batteries opened again vigorously on Sumter. Damage slight. Casualties few. By movement
of enemy's land forces an attack may soon be expected on Sullivan's Island, Pocotaligo, or Savannah. I have recalled
Anderson's brigade, sent to General Longstreet, under positive promise of returning it when called for. General Bragg
now refuses compliance with that promise. I request War Department to order it done, or another brigade sent,
otherwise I am not responsible for any disaster which may arise from its absence.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.

----- CHARLESTON, S.C.,
October 29, 1863.
Lieut. Gen. JAMES LONGSTREET,
Near Chattanooga, Tenn.:
Anderson's brigade was not sent to General Bragg, but to you. Read our dispatches and see if latter can retain it.
Cobb cannot cross Georgia State line with his troops. Pocotaligo is in South Carolina. I have no objection to receiving
another brigade equally strong.
G. T. BEAUREGARD,
General Commanding

----- CHARLESTON, S.C.,
October 31, 1863--7 a.m.
General BRAXTON BRAGG,
Near Chattanooga, Tenn.:
Enemy's movements here being less threatening, keep Anderson's brigade until after the battle I see by telegrams
you are to have.! will do best I can with part of Cobb's forces. Wish you brilliant success.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C,
October 31, 1863--7.30 a.m.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:
Enemy's land forces appearing less threatening here and more so at Chattanooga, and General Bragg having placed
part of Cobb's forces subject to my call, I have telegraphed him to keep Anderson's brigade for present,
G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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