OPERATIONS ON THE COASTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA, AND IN MIDDLE AND EAST FLORIDA.
June 12-December 31, 1863.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.*
June 12, 1863.- Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore, U. S. Army, supersedes Major General David Hunter in command of the Department of the South.
17, 1863.-Capture of the C. S. steamer Atlanta (Fingal), in Warsaw Sound, Ga.
18, 1863.-Skirmish on Edisto Island, S. C.
21, 1863.-Affair on Dixon's Island, S. C.
July 3, 1863.-Expedition to Ossabaw Island, Ga.
10, 1863.-Engagement at Willstown Bluff, Pon Pon River, S. C.
10-Sept. 7, 1863.-Operations on Morris Island, S. C.
16, 1863.-Engagement near Gimball's Landing, James Island, S. C.
20, 1863.-Bombardment of Legare's Point, James Island, S. C.
30, 1863.-Expedition to Barnwell's Island, S. C.
August 4, 1863.-Affair at the mouth of Vincent's Creek, S. C.
17-December 31, 1863.-Bombardment of Fort Sumter, S. C.
19, 1863.-Capture of signal station at Saint John's Mill, Fla.
20-21, 1863.-Attempt to destroy the U. S. steamer New Ironsides, off Charleston Harbor, S. C.
21-December 31, 1863.-Bombardment of Charleston, S. C.
31, 1863.-Sinking of the Confederate transport Sumbter by batteries on Sullivan's Island, S. C.
Sept. 7, 1863.-Affair on Battery Island, S. C.
7-8, 1863.-Engagement in Charleston Harbor, S. C.
8-9, 1863.-Boat attack on Fort Sumter, S. C.
13-14, 1863.-Capture of Union telegraph party near Lowndes' Miss, Combahee River, S. C.
15, 1863.-Explosion at Battery Cheves, James Island, S. C.
22, 1863.-Destruction of the Hudson Place Salt-Works, near Darien, Ga.
Oct. 5, 1863.-Attempt to blow up the U. S. steamer New Ironsides, off Charleston Harbor, S. C.
16, 1863.-Engagement at Fort Brooke, Fla.
19, 1863.-Affair at Murrell's Inlet, S. C.