War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0044 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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MORRIS ISLAND, August 16, 1863-9.50 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

If I find the fire Wagner too hot, I will stop firing from my advanced batteries until you get the monitors into action against Wagner. My left batteries can be served in spite of Wagner.

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 17, 1863-1.15 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

What do you think of the morning's work?

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 17, 1863-1.40 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

Sumter seems greatly damaged. What do you think?

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 17, 1863-2 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

Are you monitors out of action for the day, or will they go in again soon?

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 17, 1863-2.15 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

If Wagner opens and disturbs you, the monitors will run up and silence her again, as that is what I understand you wish.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 17, 1863-2.30 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

One of my officers reports the enemy mounting a heavy gun on the sea face of Fort Wagner.

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 17, 1863-2.50 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

I am satisfied with the firing thus far. The gorge wall is covered with shot holes.

GILLMORE,

General.