War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0255 Chapter XXVI. ENGAGEMENT IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, S. C.

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[Inclosure Numbers 5.]

Table of effects of projectiles on walls of Fort Sumter.

[The numbers correspond with those on drawing of elevations, showing the locations of points of impact.]

Caster.

No. Projectile Penetrat Penetra Height Height

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Feet Inches Feet Inches

1 ... ... 2 ... ..

2 Fragment of ... 6 ... ...

shell

3 ... 2 3 4 ...

4 15-inch ... 9 3 ...

5 11-inch 1 ... 1 ...

6 15-inch ... 33 ... ...

7 Fragment of ... ... ... ...

shell

8 ... 1 ... 2 ...

9 3 shots 2 6 10 ...

10 15-inch 2 3 6 ...

11 Fragment of ... ... ... ...

shell

12 15-inch 1 6 3 ...

13 Fragment of ... ... ... ...

shell

14 Fragment of ... 6 ... ...

shell

15 ... 1 2 3 ...

16 ... 2 15 3 ...

17 15-inch ... 6 ... ...

18 ... 1 ... 3 ...

19 ... 3 6 5 ...

20 ... 1 6 3 ...

21 ... 1 ... 4 ..

22 15-inch 5 4 ...

23 11-inch 5 ... 2 ...

24 ... 2 6 3 6

25 15-inch 5 ... 4 ...

26 11-inch .. ... ... ...

27 ... 1 4 2 3

28 ... 1 ... ... ...

29 ... 2 4 5 ...

30 ... ... ... ... ...

31 15-inch 1 ... 3 ...

32 11-inch ... 6 2 6

33 ... ... 5 3 ...

34 Fragment of ... ... ... ...

shell

35 ... 1 6 2 6

36 25-inch 1 3 3 ...

37 ... ... 10 2 ...

38 Fragment of ... 4 2 ...

shell

39 ... ... 2 4 ...

40 ... 1 ... 2 ...

41 ... 2 1 3 ...

42 ... ... 10 1 6

43 ... 1 2 2 ...

44 ... ... ... ... ...

45 Fragment of ... ... ... ...

shell

No. Width Width Remarks

Feet Inches

1 .. .. Scaled.

2 ... ... Scaled.

3 4 ... Embrasure A; exterior

concrete keystone and

interior embrasure arch

knocked out; masonry

cracked.

4 4 ... Assisted Numbers 3; spent.

5 1 .. Penetrated concrete and new

masonry facing.

6 ... ... Ricochet and spent.

7 ... .. Scaled.

8 2 .. Apparently rifle shot; no

serious injury.

9 8 .. One 15-inch; other two not

known; parapet wall cracked

25 feet in perhaps by

exploding shell

10 4 .. Interior arch of embrasure

B dislocated; masonry

between piers and embrasure

badly shaken and

projecting.

11 ... .. Scaled.

12 3 .. Shook masonry.

13 ... .. Scaled.

14 ... .. Scaled.

15 3 .. Interior embrasure C; arch

broken; masonry cracked.

16 3 .. Perhaps exploding shell.

17 ... .. Scaled; spent ball

18 3 .. Masonry shaken.

19 5 .. Exploding shell on pier;

not much internal injury.

20 3 .. No serious injury

21 3 .. Masonry around embrasure D

badly cracked and

projecting inside

22 3 .. Penetrated, striking head

of arch and thrown upward,

tearing away a quantity of

masonry, not seriously

damaging body of masonry;

exploded in casemate.

23 2 .. Same effect as 22;

destroyed embrasure E.

24 3 6 Not seriously damaging body

of masonry.

25 4 .. Same effect as 22;

destroyed embrasure F;

exploded in parade.

26 ... .. Scaled; ricochet and spent.

27 2 .. No serious damage.

28 ... .. No serious damage.

29 5 .. Serious damage; wall not

much cracked.

30 ... .. Scaled.

31 4 .. Knocked off 1 foot of

angle.

32 2 .. Knocked off 6 inches of

angle

33 2 .. Oblique fire; scaled.

34 ... .. Scaled.

35 2 .. Shook masonry

36 4 .. Broke and projected in sole

of embrasure G.

37 3 .. Very oblique fire; no

damage

38 2 .. Very oblique fire; no

damage

39 4 .. Very oblique fire; no

damage

40 4 .. Very oblique fire; no

damage

41 3 .. Exploding shell.

42 1 6 Oblique; scaled

43 2 .. No serious injury.

44 ... ..

45 ... .. Scaled.