War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0219 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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FORT SUMTER, June 29, 1864 - 9.10 p. m.

Twenty-six Parrott shots fired at fort to-day; 11 missed. The flag-staff shot away at 1.30 o'clock by second shell fired, and replaced under sharp fire by Lieutenant C. H. Claiborne, First South Carolina Infantry [regulars], assisted by N. F. Devereaux and B. Brannon, of engineer department.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, June 20, 1864.

It occurs to me that I did not use sufficiently strong terms in my last report in speaking of the exceeding gallantry of the me who replaced the flag to-day; it took some time to accomplish, under a rapid fire, and at the most imminent personal risk. If, as usual, it be intended to notice the act in the papers, please have stronger terms of praise used than in my previous report.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding Post.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, June 22, 1864 - 10.20 a. m.

Fourteen shots fired at fort yesterday; 6 struck. There are six monitors inside the bar to-day. Wagons hauling to middle battery and Gregg, some with lumber, some I suppose with ammunition.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, June 24, 1864 - 10.10 a. m.

Everything quiet. Twenty-two Parrott shells fired; 7 missed; 8 mortar shells, 3 missed; all since last report.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, June 25, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

Everything quiet here this morning. Three Parrott shots fired at fort yesterday at 3 o'clock; all struck. The first cut away the flag-staff, when another with storm flag was raised in the place. A volley of mortar shells (7 in number) fired in the afternoon; 5 struck or burst over fort.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.