War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0676 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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discovered near Fort Moultrie. I opened fire with a 32-pounder rifle, but after 4 shots the fog became so dense os to obscure the fleet from view.

At 7.30 a. m. the fog lifted, and fire was opened upon the monitors at easy range, and continued until they were out of range.

At 8 a. m. ceased firing.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant WILLIAM D. GAILLARD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATTERY BEAUREGARD,

August 31, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to report that yesterday I succeeded in adjusting some pieces of wood under the breech of the Brooke gun at this post, and was enable to fire her with great ease. I fired 37 percussion shells from the Brooke gun at the stockade on Morris Island, and am inclined to believe that most of the shots did good execution. I have only a limited supply of projectiles for the Brooke gun,a nd will be obliged if some more could be furnished. I particularly desire some time-shells, as the percussion does not appear to burst in striking the sand.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant M. KING,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT,

September 1, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded, with the remark that the shells asked for will be sent as soon as possible.

R. S. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BATTERY BEAUREGARD,

September 1, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to report that yesterday this battery engaged the enemy's fleet of monitors (four) for one hour and a half. Forty shots were fired from this post, which, however, were not returned by the enemy. The fire of the Brooke gun was directed with effect upon the Yankee stockade on Morris Island once every two hours.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain, Commanding Battery Beauregard.

Lieutenant M. KING,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.