War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0673 Chapter XL. BOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER, S. C.

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A report of the amount of ammunition expended will be duly forwarded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BUTLER,

Colonel, Commanding.

Captain EDWARD WHITE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

HEADQUARTERS FORT MOULTRIE,

August 17, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the Ironsides having come within range this morning, we opened fire on her from this fort with 10-inch columbiads. Up to this time (8.30 a. m) we have fired about 8 shots, 1 of which, from Captain [B. J.] Witherspoon's battery, is known to have taken effect.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT DE TREVILLE,

Major, Commanding.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Charleston, S. C.

HEADQUARTERS FORT MOULTRIE,

August 18, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the fire from this battery was continued until about 10.30 a. m. yesterday, from 10-inch columbiads. Effect not known. No reply from enemy. Nothing else to report.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT DE TREVILLE,

Major, Commanding.

Captain W. F. NANCE.

HEADQUARTERS FORT MOULTRIE, S. C.,

August 23, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that on a signal from Fort Sumter, this morning at about 3 o'clock, the alarm was sounded, and all the guns manned.

Owing to the darkness of the night and the density of the fog, it was some time after daylight before any enemy could be discovered, but on a partial clearing away of the mist we could occasionally get glimpses of the enemy's monitors, lying between this post and Battery Wagner. I ordered fire opened from all the batteries, and kept it up as long as the enemy could be distinguished, when the for again

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