War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0526 S.C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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Malloy, Company D, acted with conspicuous coolness and bravery, and was severely wounded in the neck near the close of the action. Lieutenant W. F. Murphy, Company K, acted well during the engagement. Captain W. R. Bell, Company B, was among the first to get his men in position when the order was given. He and his entire company fought well . The conduct of many of the non-commissioned officers and men attracted my attention.

I will mention here that Lieutenant-Colonel Hobson, and Adjutant [J. R.] Latta rendered me valuable service during the action, and did much to get the men promptly in position, and remained at their post faithfully during the action.

I am, with great respect, your obedient servant,

H. McKETHAN,

Colonel Fifty-first Regiment North Carolina Troops.

Captain [W. T.] TALIAFERRO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

No. 38. Reports of Lieutenant Joseph A. Yates, First South Carolina Artillery.

MORRIS ISLAND, S. C., July 9, 1863.

(Received 11.10 a.m.)

GENERAL: Heavy works unmasked on Little Folly last night; enemy strongly re-enforced on Big Folly, also Little Folly. Four monitors outside the bar. I think an attack on his island imminent. Reconnaissance made last night found enemy's barges tied to the piles in creek approaching Little Folly .

JOSEPH A. YATES,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY.

MORRIS ISLAND,

July 10, 1863-7.30 a.m.

GENERAL: Send more re-enforcements immediately, or we are gone.

JOSEPH A. YATES,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

Brigadier-General RIPLEY.

[Indorsement.]

Received at 8.15 a.m.

G. T. B. [BEAUREGARD.]

CHARLESTON, July 17, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that on the morning of Friday (10th), at 5 o'clock, the enemy opened a heavy and concentrated fire