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HDQRS. 5TH MIL. DIST., DEPT. OF S. C., GA., AND FLA.,

[March 4, 1864.]

GENERAL: I have the honor to report herewith the total number of shots fired at this city since November 16. Some few (say 30) were fired previous to this date.

I here take occasion to call to your attention the conduct of the fire department since the commencement of the siege. Since November 16, fires have frequently (almost daily) occurred, and the promptitude and th alacrity with which the fire department has responded cannot be too much praised. The enemy has always shelled rapidly whenever a fire has occurred; but this has not deterred the firemen from the discharge of their duties.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALFRED RHETT,

Colonel, Commanding.

Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN.

[Inclosure.]

Report of the number of shots fired at the city from the enemy's batteries on Morris Island up to date.

Date. Reach Fell

ed short.

city.

November 16, 1863. 10 5

November 18, 1863. 10 5

November 20, 1863. 15 ---

November 21, 1863. 20 ---

November 22, 1863. 17 ---

November 27, 1863. 5 ---

Total. 77 10

December 1, 1863. 8 ---

December 2, 1863. 19 ---

December 3, 1863. 32 ---

December 5, 1863. 8 ---

December 8, 1863. 6 ---

December 11, 1863. 8 ---

December 12, 1863. 4 ---

December 14, 1863 7 ---

December 15, 1863. 10 ---

December 16, 1863. 1 1

December 20, 1863. 20 11

December 25, 1863. 134 16

December 28, 1863. 5 5

December 29, 1863. 8 ---

December 30, 1863. 7 ---

December 31, 1863. 6 ---

Total. 238 33

January 3, 1864. 13 ---

January 5, 1864. 16 ---

January 9, 1864. 38 7

January 11, 1864. --- 10

January 12, 1864. 33 13

January 13, 1864. 97 157

January 14, 1864. 111 42

January 15, 1864. 119 61

January 16, 1864. 68 8

January 17, 1864. 110 10

January 18, 1864. 88 20

January 19, 1864. 67 56

January 20, 1864. 29 105

Date. Reach Fell

ed short

city. .

January 21, 1864. 59 44

January 22, 1864. 11 ---

January 23, 1864. 9 ---

January 24, 1864. 15 ---

January 26, 1864. 13 ---

January 28, 1864. 5 ---

January 31, 1864. 89 ---

Total. 990 533

February 1, 1864. 97 3

February 2, 1864. 136 18

February 3, 1864. 134 124

February 4, 1864. 54 43

February 5, 1864. 27 53

February 8, 1864. 5 32

February 10, 1864. 11 ---

February 12, 1864. 4 1

February 13, 1864. 1 1

February 15, 1864. 4 18

February 16, 1864. 11 ---

February 18, 1864. 35 63

February 19, 1864. 14 103

February 20, 1864. 74 18

February 21, 1864. 3 19

February 22, 1864. 6 42

February 23, 1864. 65 58

February 25, 1864. 22 53

February 26, 1864. 31 81

February 27, 1864. 72 33

February 28, 1864. 100 ---

February 29, 1864. 58 ---

Total. 964 763

March 1, 1864. 68 36

March 2, 1864. 146 ---

March 34, 1864. 22 53

Total. 236 89