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OFF MORRIS ISLAND, September 6, 1863- 10 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

Does the signal for cease firing I suggest in my last message meet your approval?

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 6, 1863-10.30 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

The signal for the assault will be the hauling down of the red glad on the Ironsides. I shall deploy some troops between Wagner and Gregg; do not fire into them. I would like the monitors to engage Moultrie a little before 9 o'clock. I would like to send a signal officer on board the Ironsides early in the morning.

GILLMORE,

General.

MORRIS ISLAND, September 6, 1863-10.50 p.m.

Admiral DAHLGREN:

We may expect a heavy fire from Gregg to-morrow. Will you direct a very heavy fire on that battery as soon as the assault begins?

GILLMORE,

General.

OFF MORRIS ISLAND, September 6, 1863-11.15 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

Three of the monitors will move over to engage Gregg at half after 8. The remaining monitors will keep up a rapid fire on Gregg.* You can, of course, send a signal officer on board the Ironsides to facilitate communications. I shall be in signaling distance, however, if you should wish a different arrangement than that already agreed upon.

DAHLGREN,

Admiral.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, South End Folly Island, September 6, 1863.

Brigadier-General SCHIMMELFENNIG:

GENERAL: I have made application for authority to purchase some large boats for use in carrying troops from this island to those adjacent. I hope to hear from them at once. Captain Balch says you have made application for him to land 100 men at Legareville to-morrow morning. He can do so, he says, if you can get them on his vessel. Have you any means of so doing? The quartermaster will supply you with anything he may have. If you are fired on from Legareville, I wish you to burn the town. If you can make your way, under cover of the gunboat, about a mile, or little more, up the

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*Doubtless ought to read "Wagner" and not "Gregg."

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