War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0215 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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at Gregg during the night, pointing toward middle battery; two monitors at picket station. We have enough water to lat until to-night; no more. Can you not have the boat fixed to-day? If not, the water must be sent in some other way.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, June 2, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

Fifty-five mortar shells fired at fort since last report; 14 missed. Two parrott shells fire this morning; 1 missed; nobody hurt.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, June 2, 1864 - 11.40 a. m.

A 300-pounder Parrott shell has just dismounted a 24-pounder flank casemate howitzer in an important position, breaking the iron wheels and other parts beyond our power of repair. There are two pieces of the same kind with carriages, and all lying useless at Moultrie, I understand. Cannot I have one of them? Four negroes slightly wounded since morning report.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding Post.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, June 2, 1864 - 8 p. m.

Thirty-nine mortar shells fired at fort; 25 missed; 4 Parrott, 1 missed; 1 of these from 300-pounder. Dismounted 24-pounder howitzer. Three negroes badly scared; none hurt.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE.

FORT SUMTER, June 3, 1864 - 9.50 a. m.

Eleven Parrott shells fired at fort during the night; 4 missed. A negro on the steam-boat was severely wounded by fragment of one of them as she was approaching the fort.

All quiet this morning.

C. A. WILLIS,

Captain, Thirty-second Georgia, Commanding Post.

Captain NANCE.