War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0223 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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FORT SUMTER, July 11, 1864 - 8.40 p. m.

Enemy has fired rather more rapidly to-day and on the same points. One hundred and seventy-six Parrott shots have been fired at us to-day, of which only 4 missed. Six monitors in sight (an increase of two) and a large steamer seen coming from southward this evening.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 12, 1864 - 8 p. m.

One hundred and sixty-two shells fired at fort to-day; 5 missed.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 12, 1864.- 10.40

Firing to-day from three 8-inch Parrotts, two in Gregg and one in middle battery. Shots fired during the night, 63, of which 12 missed.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 13, 1864.

Forty shots fired during night; 9 missed. Three guns in Wagner, all firing to-day; also the 200-pounders at Gregg and middle battery. The 100-pounder at middle battery I have reason to believe was burst this morning.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 13, 1864 - 8 p. m.

Two hundred and thirty-four shots fired a fort to-day 32 missed. Most of their shells this afternoon were loaded with incendiary composition, which was has done no damage, however. The firing has been from both Gregg and Wagner, and chiefly from 8-inch rifles; very little assistance given us by Sullivan's Island; none by Fort Johnson.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.