War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0214 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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SUMTER, May 22, 1864 - 2 a. m.

Five of enemy's barges coming up to line of telegraph posts, same place as night before last; more of them lying at Vincent's Creek. I would prefer your opening on them. Range from Johnson about the same to second or third shot to-day with 10-inch rifle.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Colonel YATES.

FORT SUMTER, May 22, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

SIR: Everything quiet here this morning. Enemy's barges came in again last night at 2 o'clock, between this fort and Shell Point, but did not come in so far as they did two nights ago. Six officers and 200 men Twentieth Regiment were relieved last night by 4 officers and 150 men Thirty-second Georgia regiment. Captain Bateman's company could not be carried by the boats and is still here.

Very respectfully,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, May 25, 1864.

Everything quiet here this morning. The enemy put up a flag-staff at Gregg during the night. There is a small working party engaged in sodding in the same battery.

Very respectfully,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding Post.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, May 28, 1864 - 9.20 a. m.

Last night at 1 o'clock one of the enemy's barges fired a shot from a boat howitzer at the fort. At the same time they fired some small-arms at us. This was followed shortly by another, after which it pulled off in the direction of Cumming's Point. I did not fire at it. There was 1 Parrott shot fired at fort this morning which struck.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, May 29, 1864 - 10 o'clock.

Everything quiet here this morning. Lieutenant H. M. Stuart reported last night for duty at this post. A bronze field piece mounted