War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0451 Chapter XL. OPERATIONS ON MORRIS ISLAND, S.C.

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[Inclosure No. 2.] Report of effective strength of command.

Command Commi Non- Private Total

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32nd Georgia, Lieutenant- 26 48 370 434

Colonel Pruden

8th North Carolina, 22 42 223 287

Lieutenant-Colonel [J. M.]

Whitson

28th Georgia, Captain [W. P.] 24 58 146 228

Crawford

27th Georgia, Major [James] 27 42 155 224

Gardner

Total 99 190 894 1,183

Captain Smith's company of 2 5 45 52

artillery

Company F, Second South 2 4 57 63

Carolina Artillery, Captain

Legare

Chatham Artillery, Lieutenant 1 5 23 29

Askew

Company E, Palmetto Battalion, 1 10 40 51

Light Artillery, Captain

[J. D.] Johnson

Total 6 24 165 195

Couriers, Sergeant Huger -- 1 9 10

Sharpshooters, Lieutenant 1 2 13 16

Woodbery

Total 1 3 22 26

Grant total 106 217 1,081 1,404

HEADQUARTERS MORRIS ISLAND,

September 1, 1863.

CAPTAIN: The enemy were quiet again last night and busily engaged on their works. Under cover of the darkness, they succeeded in advancing their lines a short distance. A brisk fire was kept up from Wagner all night upon the front of the works, where the enemy were engaged. At daylight, the enemy opened fire upon Wagner with their mortars, and have been keeping up a fire at intervals during the day.

They also commenced fire on Sumter with their heavy land batteries, which was continued until this evening. The chief of artillery reports that the 32-pounder howitzer in the salient is still disabled.

Wheels were sent over for the carriage, but unfortunately did not fit. More wheels should be sent immediately, as the gun is a very important one. The two 8-inch shell guns on the land face are also partially disabled. From the guns and howitzers, 203 shots were fired in the last twenty-four hours, and from the mortars, 61 shells.

The disposition of the troops is the same as in last report.

Respectfully submitted.

A. H. COLQUITT,

Brigadier-General.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.