War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0209 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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pounder Parrott second from our left of middle battery, and no gun put in its place. Field pieces removed from parapet of Battery Gregg. Fleet as usual.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding Post.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, May 13, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that the enemy opened fire on the east angle of fort shortly before 9 o'clock, and up to this time (10 o'clock) have fired 25 short, 20 of which struck; firing continues. The water-boat did not come down last night, and as we have only enough water to last is the day, it is absolutely necessary that she should be sent to-night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. W. PARKER,

Captain, Commanding Post.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, My 13, 1864 - 1 p. m.

SIR: You have already been informed of the fire opened upon the fort by the land batteries of the enemy, since which report a monitor has approached and opened upon the sea face.

C. W. PARKER,

Captain, Commanding Post.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, May 13, 1864 - 3 p. m.

No particular cause for enemy's firing; seems to be premeditated. One 200-pounder and one 10-inch columbiad in Gregg, one 100-pounder and two columbiads in middle battery are firing; also two monitors.

C. W. PARKER.

Lieutenant I. JONES.

SUMTER, May 13, 1864 - 8 p. m.

SIR: I have the honor to report 238 shots fired from land guns, 27 of which missed; 180 monitor shots, 43 of which missed. A private of the Twentieth Regiment, who had his foot taken off by a fragment of shells, is the only man hurt. Damage trifling in interior of fort. The engineer has not yet reported on the condition of outside. The fire has almost ceased.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. W. PARKER,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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