War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0185 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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most inspiring. Thirteen mortar shells were also fired, 7 of which struck. At dark the bombardment ceased. The steamer arrived with troops, stores, lumber, and sand.

Captain Morrison, with 6 officers and 100 men from Colquitt's brigade, relieved Captain Johnston's detachment. Two old 32-pounder caseate carriages were shipped to the city. The fire has been resumed this morning, but is directed mainly at the west angle.

The following persons were wounded: On the night of the 28th, Lieutenant J. c. Logan, head, by brick, slight; 29th, Private J. H. Heffery, Company I, Twenty-third Georgia, contused back, slight.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, January 30, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the Ironsides, 4 monitors, 2 gun-boats, 2 tugs, 14 sailing vessels inside; the Wabash and 6 blockaders outside; 5 steamers and 10 schooners in Light-House Inlet. Fire direct on the west angle from one 200-pounder at Gregg and one 100-pounder at the middle battery, probably the gun formerly used against the city. A garrison gin is now stationed in the adjoining embrasure. Number of shots fired since morning, 159; hit, 138; missed, 21. West angle much cut.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, January 31, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that there was no firing last night; it was resumed this morning as usual. A heavy cargo of sand and lumber was discharged last night. A 42-pounder was placed in the northwest caseate ready to be mounted; a second, with cracked band, is half way up the slope and will be on the berm today for shipment to-morrow night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, January 31, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that the firing was continued to-day from the 200-pounder at Gregg and from a 100-pounder in position where the gin was observed yesterday. It was directed against the southwest angle, which is a good deal cut. Much of the