War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0439 Chapter XL. OPERATIONS ON MORRIS ISLAND, S.C.

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Morris Island, August 21, 1863.

Brigadier-General HAGOOD,

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.

ioned commiss

officer ioned

s. officer



20th Regiment South 21 31 250 304

Carolina Volunteers

21st Regiment South 14 38 211 263

Carolina Volunteers

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

Regiment, Artillery

Company C, Siege Train 1 3 27 31

Detachment Company K, 1 1 12 14

1st Regiment South

Carolina Artillery.

Total 12 28 200 240


Detachment Company D, - 1 9 10

5th Regiment Cavalry


Detachment 8th North 1 1 12 14

Carolina Volunteers

Grand total 62 131 865 1,058




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