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MORRIS ISLAND, August 21, 1863-10.45 a.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

The enemy's sharpshooters are annoying our advanced batteries seriously. Can you have it stopped?

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 21, 1863-10.55 a.m.

General GILLMORE:

I will try to do so.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 21, 1863-1.05 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

The fire of Fort Wagner is very galling. Cannot your monitors keep it down?

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 21, 1863-2.30 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

My approaches are suspended on account of the sharpshooters on Fort Wagner. Can you keep down that fire?

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 21, 1863-3.15 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

I am going to send all the newspaper reporters to Hilton, and keep them there; will you do the same with those you have in the fleet? Please stop the Cambria and City of Richmond, now going out, and order them to wait further orders.

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 21, 1863-3.5 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

It will be difficult to do so, as one of them is the United States mail agent, and sent here by the Navy Department.

I have sent the gunboats up, and will urge the Ironsides in, if possible.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 21, 1863-10 p. m.

General GILLMORE:

I am going with the iron-clads to Sumter, and shall open about 11.30 o'clock. Please give the necessary directions in order that I may not be fired into.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

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