War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0199 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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SUMTER, March 31, 1864.

The condition of affairs remains unchanged. The enemy fired 3 shots at the fort yesterday afternoon, 2 of which struck, and 4 last night, all of which struck. The position of the fleet is unchanged.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 1,1 864.

SIR: The only change this morning is that a new embrasure has been made for the 300-pounder looking towards this post. Four shots fired yesterday; 3 struck.

Your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 2, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report all quiet this morning. Three shots fired yesterday; all struck. The post returns have not been received.

Your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 3, 1864.

SIR: Eight shots were fired while the obstructions were being taken in before daylight this morning; 6 struck, but did no damage. No further change.

Your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 3, 1864.

Enemy commenced firing slowly from two mortars at 5 o'clock this afternoon.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON.