War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0193 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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derrick near the sunken sloop of war. Two tugs came within half a mile of the fort last night. Fort Moultrie was notified of it and fired a few shots, upon which they retired. One shot was fired yesterday, which missed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, February 29, 1864.

Sixteen of Captain Fleming's men refuse to answer to their names when mustered; they do not refuse to do duty, but appear to think that by answering they will virtually re-enlist, which they are unwilling to do until the decision of the Secretary of War is officially published. If there are any orders on the subject please send them down by to-night's boat.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON.

FORT SUMTER, February 29, 1864.

The detachment of the Holcombe legion left this post on the night of the February for Charleston, expecting to proceed to Savannah to rejoin their command.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, March 1, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the Ironsides, 4 monitors, 1 gun-boat, 10 sailing vessels, 1 derrick, 6 schooners inside, and 5 tugs from blockaders outside, and 4 schooners and a steamer in Light-House Inlet. There were no shots fired at the fort yesterday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. H. WILDS,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, March 2,1 864.

SIR: The following omitted in yesterday's report; Three tugs came up to Chumming's Point buoy and were made quickly to retire by 3 shots form Sullivan's Island.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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