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FORT SUMTER, April 4,1 864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the firing continued up to 5 a. m. There were 66 mortar and 1 Parrott shell fired at the fort, of which 57 struck. One negro killed; no injury done to the work.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 5, 1864.

I have the honor to report everything is quiet this morning. The enemy are engaged, with a small working party, repairing the palisades at Gregg.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 6, 1864. (Received 7th.)

SIR: I have the honor to report that Captain King's company relieved Captain Mitchel's last night. Captain Lee Gette, of Twenty-first South Carolina; Captain Sellers, Twenty-fifth, and Captain Allston, of Twenty-seventh, relieved Captains Davis, Izlar, and Chisolm, respectively. Fourteen shots fired last night; all exploded about the fort except 3. Some slight damage was done to the palisades and slopes at Gregg by the high tides.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 7, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that a fifth monitor has just entered the bar; nothing else unusual.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 8, 1864.

SIR: Five monitors still here. The detachments from the Twenty-second and Twenty-third South Carolina Volunteers were relieved last night by troops from same corps.

Your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.