War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0480 S.C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E.FLA. Chapter XL.

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The enemy opened briskly with their mortars at dark, wounding 3 men (see list*), 1 severely, 2 very slight.

Teh engineer here has 100 men working to-night, and more will be given if asked for. Lieutenant Moses is mounting the Dahlgren gun at Gregg, and Stiles has 50 soldiers in addition to 100 negroes. I keep the lines manned during the night notwithstanding the shelling. Colonel Harris called this evening and took a memorandum of my wants. Under his recommendation, I will move up the remaining field piece from Cumming's Point to-morrow.

Captain Johnson, Palmetto Battalion Light Artillery, reports his company worn down by continuous service at Shell Point and Morris Island. Please send a strong and efficient company to relieve him. Two monitors (hulls pained red) lay off this battery to-day, about 1,500 yards off, watching our movements.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

LAWRENCE M. KEITT,

Colonel, Commanding.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded. Most of suggestions of Colonel Keitt, and some of his wants were supplied before the reception of this report. The remainder are ordered.

R. S. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

Field report of forces on Morris Island, commanded by Colonel L. M. Keitt, September 3, 1863.

F o r d u t y. S i c k.

Regiment. Comm Non- Privat Comm Non- Priva

issi comm es issi comm tes

oned issi oned issi

offi oned offi oned

cers offi cers offi

cers cers

25th South Carolina 36 68 423 -- 1 3

27th Georgia 24 38 151 1 2 5

28th Georgia 23 53 136 1 3 12

32nd Georgia 23 37 294 -- -- --

Artillery 11 -- 187 -- -- 5

Total 117 196 1,191 2 5 25

Regiment. Effectiv Total Aggregat

e total e

25th South Carolina 491 495 531

27th Georgia 189 196 221

28th Georgia 189 205 228

32nd Georgia 331 --- 354

Artillery 192 197 208

Total 1,392 1,093 1,542

NOTE ON ORIGINAL.-The 32nd Georgia are merely awaiting transportation.

LAWRENCE M. KEITT,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS BATTERY WAGNER,

September 5, 1863-4 a.m.

CAPTAIN: I sent last evening by Major Warley my report up to 9 p.m. The enemy have been quiet during the night. I opened on

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*Not found.

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