War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0194 S. C., FLA.,A ND ON THE GA., COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, March 2, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the Ironsides, 4 monitors, 4 tugs, 1 gun-boat, and 11 sailing vessels inside; 7 blockaders outside; 6 schooners and 1 steamer in Light-House Inlet. Six shots were fired at a working party attempting to remove the Brooke gun from the crest of the sea face to the berm; all struck; no one hurt.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, March 3, 1864.

I have the honor to report the Ironsides, 4 monitors, and 12 sailing vessels inside the bar, 4 blockaders outside, and 6 schooners and 2 steamers in Light-House Inlet. No shots were yesterday fired. The wall gun, marked R. Rushton, and 50 rounds of ammunition were received last night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. H. WILDS,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, March 4, 1864.

I have the honor to report the fleet uncharged. Lieutenant Moody, 2 officers, and 50 men, from Twenty-third South Carolina Volunteers, relieved Lieutenant Sims with the same force form Twenty-second. Twenty-four-pounder shipped to city last night. No shots.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, March 5, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the Ironsides, 4 monitors, 6 tugs, and 13 sailing vessels inside, 7 schooners, 2 steamer in Light-House Inlet, and 5 blockaders. The Brooke gun was placed upon the berm on the night of the 2nd for transportation to the city. 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 5, 1864.

SIR: I have the report the Ironsides, 4 monitors, 6 tugs, and 13 sailing vessels inside; 7 schooners, 2 steamers in Light-House Inlet, and 5 blockaders. The Brooke gun was placed upon the berm on the night of the 2nd for transportation to the city. 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.