War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0205 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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FORT SUMTER, April 27, 1864 - 12 m.

SIR: I have the honor to report no change in the enemy's lines this morning, except that negro sentinels are on duty on Morris Island. Six shots fired last night, which burst over the fort. Captain Fleming, 1 officers, and 60 men relieved Captain King.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 28, 1864 5 p. m.

SIR: I have the honor to report that the enemy opened on the fort at 2 p. m., firing from two 10-inch and one 13-inch mortars. Fired 51 shots, of which 28 missed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, April 29, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

(Via signal to Sullivan's Island.)

I have the honor to report 158 shots, 51 of which struck. No damage done.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, April 30, 1864.

(Via signal to Sullivan's Island.)

Two hundred and thirteen shells fired at the fort yesterday and last night; no injury. Have you any post-return blanks? Please answer.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Sumter, April 30, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that shells have been fired during he day, of which 92 missed. No change has been observed in the fleet. A number of wagons were engaged hauling ammunition to the mortar battery this afternoon.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.