War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0206 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Sumter, May 1, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that 142 shells were fired during the day yesterday, of which 92 missed. After dark 25 were fired, of which 13 missed, the fire ceasing at 8.30 p. m. At 11.45 a volley of seven mortars at least was fired from the middle battery. This number is included in the sum of 25.

Captain Bateman, Sixth Georgia; Captain Keeley, Nineteenth Georgia, and Captain Grace, Twenty-seventh Georgia, each with 2 Hagood's brigade, under the command of Captains Hammond, battery in the afternoon.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Two volleys of 7 shells each fired to-day; one at 1 p. m., the other at 6.30 p. m.

FORT SUMTER, May 2, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that two volleys of 7 shells were fired yesterday; one at 1 p. m., and two at 7 p. m. No one hurt.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, May 3, 1864 - 3. p. m.

Fourteen shots fired yesterday at the fort; slow firing going on now; no damage.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant BOYLSTON.

SUMTER, May 3, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that two volleys of 7 mortar shells were fired yesterday, one at 6 a. m., the other at 12 m. One negro severely wounded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.