War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0204 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, April 23, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that Captain Gunter, Twentieth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, 2 officers, 64 men, and Lieutenant Haltiwanger, of same regiment, 2 officers, 52 men, relieved last night Lieutenant Calhoun, Twenty-third regiment, 2 officers, 51 men; Lieutenant Able, Twenty-second Regiment, 2 officers, 53 men; and 1 officer, 9 men of Captain Dean's detachment, also of Twenty-second Regiment. The 42-pounder rifle gun found in northeast angle some time ago was dismounted and is ready for shipment. Four shots were fired at the fort during the night; all struck.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding Post.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 24, 1864 - 12 m.

SIR: The remainder of the Twenty-second was relieved last night by a detachment from the Twentieth South Carolina Volunteers. There is nothing of importance to report this morning. The sentinels at Cumming's Point since yesterday are composed of the enemy's negro troops.

Very respectfully, yours,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 25, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that an additional monitor has appeared inside the bar, and also that the monitor on pickets has removed her defensive outrigging. Everything remains as quiet as usual.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 26, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

SIR: I have the honor to report that I resumed command last night, relieving Captain Mitchel, who returned to the city. The defensive arrangements of te fort have during my absence made considerable progress, especially upon the sea face. There are six monitors in the harbor; in other respects no change is perceived in the disposition of the enemy, either afloat or ashore.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.