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and I understand she showed no light previous to being fired on. One shot penetrated the hull, and in about four hours all the men aboard were gotten off. Very soon afterward the steamer went to pieces.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALFRED RHETT,

Colonel, Commanding.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEPTEMBER 7, 1863.-Affairs on Battery Island, S. C.

Report of Brigadier General William B. Taliaferro, C. S. Army.

ROYAL'S, September 8, 1863-5 p. m.

CAPTAIN: Attacked the enemy's pickets on Battery Island last night. Drove them off and destroyed the bridge and landing, so cannot get to Horse Island.

WM. B. TALIAFERRO.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEPTEMBER 7-8, 1863.-Engagement in Charleston Harbor, S. C.

REPORTS.*

Numbers 1.-General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Numbers 2.-Major Stephen Elliott, jr., C. S. Artillery, commanding Fort Sumter.

Numbers 3.-Colonel William Butler, Third South Carolina Artillery, commanding artillery on Sullivan's Island.

Numbers 4.-Major Robert De Treville, Third South Carolina Artillery, commanding Fort Moultrie.

Numbers 5.-Captain B. S. Burnet, Third South Carolina Artillery.

Numbers 6.-Lieutenant R. Y. Dwight, Third South Carolina Artillery.

Numbers 7.-Captain Thomas A. Huguenin, Third Carolina Artillery.

Numbers 8.-Captain C. H. Rivers, Third South Carolina Artillery.

Numbers 9.-Captain John C. Mitchel, First South Carolina Artillery, commanding artillery at Fort Johnson and Battery Simkins.

Numbers 1. Report of General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

CHARLESTON, S. C., September 9, 1863-7 a. m.

A determined attack on Moultrie and Sullian's Island batteries was made yesterday by the Ironside and five monitors, sixth monitor being aground off Cumming's Point. The attack lasted five hours,

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*For reports of Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, Captain S. Rowan, and Commander E. R. Colhoun, U. S. Navy, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 7, 1863.

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