War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0687 Chapter XL. SINKING OF CONFEDERATE TRANSPORT SUMTER.

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RECAPITULATION.

Month. Reache Fell Total

d short. fired.

city.

November, 1863. 77 10 87

December, 1863. 283 33 316

January, 1864. 990 533 1.523

February, 1864. 964 763 1.727

March, 1864. 236 89 325

Grand total. 2.550 1.428 3.978

[ALFRED RHETT],

Colonel, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, March 4, 1864.

ADDENDA.

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., January 3, 1864.

Colonel ALFRED RHETT, Fifth Military District:

COLONEL: I am directed by the commanding general to request that you address the mayor of the city of Charleston, and report to him the efficient manner in which the firemen who worked the engines AEtna and Marion performed their duty, and the coolness displayed by said firemen whilst under fire, on the morning of the 25th ultimo.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUST 31, 1863.- Sinking of the Confederate Transport Sumter by Batteries on Sullivan's Island, S. C.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.- Major General Jeremy F. Gilmer, C. S. Army.

Numbers 2.- Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Roman, Assistant Inspector-General, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Numbers 3.- Lieutenant Colonel John F. Lay, Assistant Inspector-General, C. S. Army.

Numbers 4.- Major Motte A. Pringle, Quartermaster, C. S. Army.

Numbers 5.- Brigadier General Roswell S. Ripley, C. S. Army, commanding First Military District.

Numbers 6.- Brigadier General T. L. Clingman, C. S. Army, commanding on Sullivan's Island.

Numbers 7.- Colonel William Butler, First South Carolina Infantry, commanding artillery.

Numbers 8.- Major Robert De Treville, First South Carolina Infantry, commanding Fort Moultrie.

Numbers 9.- Colonel Alfred Rhett, First South Carolina Artillery, commanding Fort Sumter.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General Jeremy F. Gilmer, C. S. Army.

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., September 22, 1863.

GENERAL: On a review of all the papers submitted to me relative to the firing into the steamer Sumter by the batteries on Sullivan's