War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0201 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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FORT SUMTER, April 9, 1864.

SIR: The number of monitors unchanged since last report. Four shots were fired at the fort yesterday; 3 struck.

Your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 10, 1864 - 9.45 a. m.

SIR: No change in the fleet and no firing since last report.

Your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 1864 - 11.25 a. m.

SIR: I have the honor to report that a frigate, supposed to be the Wabash, has returned and resumed her former station outside the bar. There are no other changes, except that a large river steamer has joined the inside fleet.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, April 13, 1864.

Can I fire a salute of 13 guns at 12 O'clock to-day in honor of the capture of this fort? The firing will be done by the gun used for firing our evening salute.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

General BEAUREGARD.

[Indorsement.]

Approved.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

FORT SUMTER, April 13, 1864.

SIR: By permission of the commanding general, I fire salute at meridian.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.- J. P. Huger, signal corps, was killed half an hour ago by a Parrott shell.