Numbers 4. Report of Captain George H. Walter, Washington (South Carolina) Artillery.
Jacksonborough, July 12, 1863.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that on Friday last (10th instant), two gunboats of the enemy passed up the Edisto River, and rapidly advanced to a point opposite the plantation of Dr. Glover, about 3 miles below the railroad bridge. At this place I had placed in position two pieces of the Washington Artillery, Lieutenant Horsey commanding, who opened fire with great steadiness and precision, and, after a sharp action of about an hour, succeeded in driving back both boats, one of which was seriously injured and evidently in a sinking condition. Lieutenant [John] Banskett, with Company B, Sixth South Carolina Cavalry, were deployed as skirmishers, and, although not engaged, were of material assistance in giving information and acting as scouts.
I have no casualties to report, excepting the loss of a battery horse from the effects of the intense heat.
GEO. H. WALTER,
Captain, Commanding Post.
Captain P. K. MOLONY,
JULY 10-SEPTEMBER 7, 1863.-Operations on Morris Island, S. C.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
July 10, 1863.-Union force occupy the south end of Morris Island.
11, 1863.-First assault on Battery Wagner.
14-15, 1863.-Sortie from Battery Wagner.
18, 1863.-Second assault on Battery Wagner.
18-Sept. 7, 1863.-Siege of Battery Wagner.
August 2, 1863.-Attack on Confederate steamer Chesterfield, at Cumming's Point.
17, 1863.-Fire opened upon Fort Sumter from Morris Island batteries.*
25, 1863.-Assault on Confederate rifle-pits.
26, 1863.-Capture of Confederate rifle-pits.
Sept. 4-6, 1863.-Boat expeditions against Battery Gregg.
6-7, 1863.-Batteries Gregg and Wagner evacuated by the Confederates, and occupied by the Union forces.
7, 1863.-Affair on Battery Island.
Numbers 1.-Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the South.
Numbers 2.-Return of Casualties in the Union forces.
Numbers 3.-Brigadier General John W. Turner, U. S. Army, Chief of Artillery, including bombardment of Fort Sumter.
Numbers 4.-Colonel Edward W. Serrell, First New York Engineers, Assistant Engineer.
Numbers 5.-Major Thomas B. Brooks, U. S. Army, Aide-de-Camp, and Assistant Engineer.
*See Bombardment of Fort Sumter, August 17-December 31, p. 596.