War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0222 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, July 9, 1864 - 12 m.

Fifty-two shots fired during night; 12 missed. Firing this morning about as rapid as yesterday. A new rifle gun mounted at Gregg in the place of 10-inch columbiad missing for several days.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 9, 1864 - 9 p. m.

Two hundred and seventy-three shots fired to-day; 27 missed. The gun mounted at Gregg last night is a 200-pounder. A gun mounted at middle battery to-day supposed to be a 100-pounder. Slow firing from 30-pounders now going on.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 10, 1864 - 1.40 p. m.

Seventy-six shots fired during the night; 28 missed. Private M. D. Howell, Gist Guard, slightly wounded yesterday.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 10, 1864 - 8.05 p. m.

One hundred and sixty-four shots fired at fort to-day; 17 missed; most of them from 200-pounder guns in Gregg and middle battery. The picket monitor fired 3 shots at fort just after daylight this morning; 2 missed.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 11, 1864 - 11.30 a. m.

Thirty-seven shells fired during the night; 12 missed. Firing this morning slightly more rapid than yesterday from two guns in Gregg and two in middle battery.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.