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AUGUST 17-DECEMBER 31, 1863.-Bombardment of Fort Sumter, S. C.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.-Major General Quincy A. Gillmore, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the South.

Numbers 2.-Return of Casualties in the Union Forces on Morris Island, September 8-December 31.

Numbers 3.-Commander Foxhall A. Porkar, U. S. Navy, commanding Naval Battery.

Numbers 4.-Colonel Alfred Rhett, First South Carolina Artillery, commanding Fort Sumter, of operations August 12-September 4.

Numbers 5.-Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Elliott, jr., C. S. Artillery, commanding Fort Sumter, of operations September 5-December 31.

Numbers 6.-Tabular statements of shots fired against Fort Sumter, August 12-December 31.

Numbers 7.-Return of Casualties in the Confederate forces at Fort Sumter, August 12-December 31.

Numbers 8.-Proceedings of a Council of Officers held at Fort Sumter August 24.

Numbers 9.-Colonel Jeremy F. Gilmer and Lieutenant Colonel D. B. Harris, C. S. Corps of Engineers, of inspections, &c., August 24 and September 22.

Numbers 10.-Captain John Johnson, C. S. Corps of Engineers, of operations August 12-23.

Numbers 11.-Captain J. T. Champneys, C. S. Corps of Engineers.

Numbers 12.-Brigadier General T. L. Clingman, C. S. Army, commanding on Sullivan's Island, of operations August 23.

Numbers 13.-Colonel William Butler, Third South Carolina Artillery, commanding artillery on Sullivan's Island, of operations August 23 and 31 and September 1-2.

Numbers 14.-Major Robert De Treville, Third South Carolina Artillery, commanding Fort Moultirie, of operations August 17- September 6.

Numbers 15.-Captain T. A. Huguenin, Third South Carolina Artillery, commanding Battery Beauregard, of operations August 23, 30 and 31.

Numbers 16.-Captain C. H. Rivers, Third South Carolina Artillery, of operations august 23 and 31.

Numbers 17.-Lieutenant R. Y. Dwight, Third South Carolina Artillery, of operations September 1.

Numbers 1. Reports of Major General Quincy A. Gillmore, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the South.*

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Morris Island, S. C., August 18, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to report that I opened fire on Fort Sumter at daybreak yesterday, with a part of my heavy guns, and kept it up until dusk in the evening, with the exception of an intermission of a few hours during the heat of the day. The fire was resumed this morning and is now in progress. I am satisfied with the results thus far. The completion of my breaching batteries, which will be accomplished to-day, will enable me to increase the intensity of my fire fully one-third. The enemy employ the night time in piling up immense quantities of sand-bags against the gorge wall of the fort. Two monitors are also operating against Sumter.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

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*See also Gillmores' general report, p. 3.

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