OFFICE OF ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL.
Morris Island, August 21, 1863.
Commanding on Morris Island:
GENERAL: I beg leave to submit the following report of effective [strength] of command on Morris Island:
Command. Commiss Non- Privates Total.
20th Regiment South 21 31 250 304
21st Regiment South 14 38 211 263
Charleston Battalion 12 32 183 227
Total 49 101 644 794
Lesesne's company 2 5 43 50
Detachment Company A, 2 4 25 31
Palmetto Battalion Light
Company B, Lucas' 2 6 46 54
Company H, Second 4 9 47 60
Company C, Siege Train 1 3 27 31
Detachment Company K, 1 1 12 14
1st Regiment South
Total 12 28 200 240
Detachment Company D, - 1 9 10
5th Regiment Cavalry
Detachment 8th North 1 1 12 14
Grand total 62 131 865 1,058
P. K. MOLONY.
August 22, 1863
CAPTAIN; Immediately after nightfall on yesterday, I repaired the damage done the 8-inch howitzer on the salient, by appropriating a wheel of a disabled limber.
The enemy fired but little during the night; there was no firing on our side, owing to the amount of work to be done by fatigues parties, which consumed the night.
At an early hour, two monitors came abreast of Battery Wagner and opened fire, which was kept up for about two hours, when they withdrew.
About an hour after their withdrawal, the Ironsides took position opposite Battery Wagner, and commenced a rapid fire, which she continued for nearly two hours, when she was joined by two monitors, which engaged in the bombardment.
At 2 p.m. they all withdrew. Fire was opened by us, from the 8-inch shell gun and a 32-pounder from the land face, upon the advanced works of the enemy, about 6 a.m., which was continued at