War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0109 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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22. Battery Chatfield, 300-pounder shell, 7. Fort Strong, 100-pounder shell, 77. Total, 144. Ninety-eight of these shells struck the vessel.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. AMES,

Lieutenant Colonel 3rd. R. I. Arty., Chief of Arty., Dept. South.

Lieutenant THOMAS J. ROBINSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 28. Reports of General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, of operations January 14-April 19.

CHARLESTON, S. C., January 14, 1864-10 a. m.

Fire of enemy on city for last two days has been almost continuous, doing but little damage. Although averaging over 100 shots per day, only 1 person wounded. No firing on Sumter. Enemy's fleet at Port Royal still slightly on increase; two monitors there, three here, and one in Ossabaw.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.

CHARLESTON, January 15, 1864. (Received 16th.)

Nothing important to-day. Enemy threw yesterday 273 shells at city; over one-fourth fell short; some ranged nearly 5 miles. Two fires occurred; not much damage; nobody hurt. I leave to-morrow for Savannah; will return probably in one week.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General S. COOPER.

SAVANNAH, February 2, 1864.

Nothing important here. I return to-morrow to Charleston. Enemy has recommenced shelling Sumter, of course with little effect, bomb-proof being in excellent condition.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CHARLESTON, February 8, 1864.

Enemy making a serious movement on Saint John's River, Fla., in force. Will do what I can with safety to Charleston and Savannah to repel him.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General S. COOPER.