War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0453 Chapter XL. OPERATIONS ON MORRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Search Civil War Official Records

WAGNER, 11 p.m.

Colonel Keitt has arrived and relieved me of the command of Morris Island.

A. H. COLQUITT,

Brigadier-General.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

Report of effective strength of command.

Command Commi Non- Privates Total

ssion commi

ed ssion

offic ed

ers offic

ers

32nd Georgia, Lieutenant- 26 48 360 434

Colonel Pruden

8th North Carolina, 22 40 300 362

Lieutenant-Colonel Whitson

28th Georgia, Captain 23 57 133 213

Crawford

27th Georgia, Major Gardner 27 42 145 214

Eutaw Regiment, Lieutenant- 8 14 81 103

Colonel [J. G.] Pressley

Total 106 201 1,019 1,326

Captain Smith's company of 2 4 50 56

artillery

Company F, Second South 2 4 55 61

Carolina Artillery, Captain

Legare

Chatham Artillery, 1 5 23 29

Lieutenant Askew

Company E, Palmetto 1 10 38 49

Battalion, Captain Johnson

Total 6 23 166 195

Couriers, Sergeant Huger -- 2 18 20

Sharpshooters, Lieutenant 1 2 22 25

Woodbery

Total 1 4 40 45

Grand total 113 228 1,225 1,566

No. 26. Reports of Colonel Lawrence M. Keitt, Twentieth South Carolina Infantry, commanding on Morris Island, August 1-6, 15-21, and September 2-7.

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND,

July 11, 1863-9.10 p.m.

CAPTAIN: I have just returned from Morris Island. The enemy, I think, will use mortars, and there is no sufficient protection. I would suggest bomb-proofs, at once, and a few heavy guns on sea face to keep of wooden ships; light artillery on land face to repel assault. Heavy guns would probably be dismounted. A few mortars, large numbers of sand-bags, and some re-enforcements will make it safe.

Respectfully,

LAWRENCE M. KEITT,

Colonel, Commanding.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.