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regarded generally as being a good shot. Steam water-boat arrived last night. Banded 32-pounder rifle shipped to the city. Weather foggy; no observation.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, February 15, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the Ironsides, 4 monitors, 4 tugs, and 15 sailing vessels inside this morning; the Wabash and 4 other blockaders outside; 3 steamers and 7 schooners in Light-House Inlet. Lieutenant Johnston, 2 officers, and 50 men came prematurely from Mount Pleasant and relieved one-half of the last detachment from Colquitt's brigade; the remainder will be relieved to-night. Please state this to General Jordan so that they may receive orders. No firing on this fort yesterday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, February 16, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that no change of importance has taken place in the fleet since the last report. Captain Reddy, 2 officers, and 50 men from the Twenty-first Regiment South Carolina Volunteers relieved the remainder of the detachment of Colquitt's brigade, under command of Captain Kennon.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. CARSON,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, February 17, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the fleet unchanged in number this morning. A working party is engaged remodeling the embrasures at Gregg and lowering their soles, which were much disturbed by the blast from the heavy guns. Two ladies were seen on the parapet of Wagner yesterday; they were afterwards observed to visit the Ironsides. One shell fired at flag yesterday morning; three of the fragments took effect; also considered good shot.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.