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MORRIS ISLAND, September 1, 1863-11.45 a.m.

General GILLMORE:

We have dismounted two guns on Sumter and injured one this a.m. But two remain. We are firing with great accuracy.

LOOKOUT.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, September 1, 1863-12.15 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

I am glad the batteries are doing good execution. I hope you will give me the full benefit of your fire, as I intend to be in action tonight, if nothing prevents. I would advise great care in handling the hand-grenades, as 1 of my men was killed and 2 wounded by a very ordinary accident.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 1, 1863-1.40 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

I have ordered all the heavy guns to operate on Sumter until dark. Many of them are considered unsafe, and must be fired with a slowmatch. My lookout reports the firing to-day as remarkably accurate.

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 1, 1863-4.15 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

I will see what the Nellie Brown has that I want. Colonel Turner reports the artillery fire on Sumter to-day more accurate and destructive than ever.

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, September 1, 1863-5.20 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

I am glad to learn of the accuracy of your fire. I shall go up with the monitors to-night.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 2, 1863-8.10 a.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

Do you desire a fire on Sumter to-day?

GILLMORE,

General.