War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0054 S.C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E.FLA. Chapter XL.

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MORRIS ISLAND, August 22, 1863-10 a.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

Thank you. Colonel Turner just signals from the battery that our two heavy guns in front will be dismounted unless the navy come in.

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 22, 1863-10.10 a.m.

General GILLMORE:

The order is given, and the monitors are going up.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 22, 1863-1.05 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

Is the fire of the iron-clads effectual in silencing the sharpshooters at Fort Wagner?

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 22, 1863-2.35 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

Between the gunboats and our batteries Wagner's fire has been considerably kept under.

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, August 22, 1863-8.45 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

Are you going to attack to-night?

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, August 22, 1863-8.55 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

Yes, if the weather will permit. I have sent some communications received by flag of truce for you. I have issued an order that no more flags will be received by the fleet in any but Sullivan's Island channel, unless you desire to communicate in this one.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

FLAG-STEAMER PHILADELPHIA, Off Morris Island, August 22, 1863.

Brigadier General Q. A. GILLMORE,

Commanding Department of the South, Morris Island, S. C.:

SIR: The attempt last night to batter Sumter was defeated by one of those accidents that are not to be guarded against.