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that the proposed shield be applied to the present battery, and that another be prepared for the battery at the northwest pan coupe.

The application of this armor will change a position the most insecure, and calculated to endure but a short cannonade, to one of comparative invulnerability, and by its very moral effect will act most powerfully upon the enemy in our favor. I am perfectly confident that this iron can be procured by vigorous and energetic measures.

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

AUGUST 12-SEPTEMBER 2, INCLUSIVE.*

Date. Outside Inside Missed. Total.

the the

fords. fort.

August 12................ 5 3 4 12

August 13................ 6 11 .... 17

August 14................ 10 .... .... 10

August 16................ 30 10 8 48

August 17................ 445 233 270 948

August 18................ 452 244 180 976

August 19................ 408 241 131 780

August 20................ 408 296 175 879

August 21................ 445 259 219 923

August 22................ 203 216 185 604

August 23................ 282 210 141 633

August 24................ 112 14 24 150

August 25................ 62 36 77 175

August 26................ 45 45 40 130

August 27................ ..... .... 4 4

August 28................ 3 3 .... 6

August 30................ 322 168 144 634

August 31................ 34 5 17 56

September 1.............. 166 95 121 382

September 2.............. 12 9 17 38

3,450 2,098 1,757 7,305

SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 3, INCLUSIVE+.

Date. Struck Misse Total

. d. fired.

September 28........................... 48 52 100

September 29........................... 34 60 94

September 30........................... 45 23 68

October 1.............................. 75 54 129

October 2.............................. 44 30 74

October 3.............................. 78 17 95

Total ++............................... 324 236 560

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* According to revised statement transmitted by Colonel Rhett to department headquarters, October 29, 1863.

+ Compiled from Elliott's daily reports.

++All reported as shots from land batteries.

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