War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0208 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, May 9, 1864 - 11 a. m.

SIR: I have the honor to report everything quiet here this morning. Captain Grace, 50 men of Twenty-seventh Georgia Regiment, were sent off last night, 40 men of the First Artillery having arrived to relieve the night previous. Another field gun was observed mounted at Gregg this morning on the parapet, between the 200-pounder and the 30-pounders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, May 9, 1864 - 1 p. m.

SIR: The enemy have a gin hoisted over one of the 100-pounder guns in middle battery.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding Post.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, May 9, 1864 - 6.50 p. m.

Seven monitors now inside the bar.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, May 10, 1864 - 10.10 a. m.

SIR: I have the honor to report there [are] seven monitors inside the bar, and for the last two days steamers have been observed visiting them, I suppose supplying them with ammunition. There is a small working party near the flag-staff in middle battery, and the gin mentioned yesterday is still in position, doubtless for the purpose of mounting a gun, as there is none to be seen under it now. Yesterday evening a volley of 6 mortar shells was fired at the fort, 5 of which struck. Two parrott shells, both of which struck, were fired also. This morning 4 shots from a 10-inch columbiad in the extreme left of middle battery were fired at the east angle; 2 struck.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, May 11, 1864 - 12.35 p. m.

No firing on this post for the last twenty-four hours. Gin removed from over carriage on which was formerly mounted 100-