War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0202 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, April 14, 1864 - 11 a. m.

SIR: I have the honor to report everything quiet this morning. The enemy fired at the fort during yesterday 23 shots, 3 of which missed, and during the night 12 shot, half of which passed over.

Very obediently, yours,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 15, 1864 - 11 a. m.

SIR: There is nothing unusual to report this morning. The condition of the fleet remains the same as at last report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 16, 1864 - 11.30 a. m.

SIR: These shots were fired at the fort last night; 2 have just been fired; no casualties. The condition of the fleet remains the same as the last report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON.

FORT SUMTER, April 17, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that the number of shots fired at the fort since last report has been 14, of which 5 passed over. The condition of the fleet remains the same, excepting the appearance of two additional war vessels outside of the bar.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 18, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the condition of affairs as unchanged this morning. The number shots fired last report is 8, 2 of which passed over, all of them last night.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.