War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0197 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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FORT SUMTER, March 15,1 864.

SIR: I have the honor to report all quiet this morning. Last night at 10.30 o'clock several musket shots were fired in the direction of the fort from the mouth of Vincent's Creek.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, March 15, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that the enemy opened on crib-work on east angle at 10.30 a. m., firing 143 shots from two 100-pounders at middle battery; one 200-pounder and one 30-pounder Parrott at Gregg; 100 shots struck, cutting away some portion of the crib-work; 5 men were wounded; none dangerously; 1 negro dangerously. Firing ceased at sunset.

Your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, March 16, 1864.

I have the honor to report that the enemy resumed their fire on the east angle this morning, but ceased after a few rounds. The fleet remains the same. The wounded yesterday were William Scarborough, Company D, Twenty-first South Carolina Volunteers, severe fracture clavicle and humerus; Solomon Higgins, Chaplain Freeman, and J. F. Wilkes, slightly; 1 negro, property of Caleb Caker, severely.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, March 17, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that a wooden gun-boat and a monitor went off to the southward yesterday at 1 p. m. No further change has occurred. A 42-pounder banded and rifled gun was received last night. No further firing took place yesterday beyond the 5 shots mentioned in my morning report, 4 of which struck.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.