War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0224 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, July 14, 1864.

The firing this morning is from two guns in Wagner and one in middle battery; this last is the one supposed to have burst yesterday. Private Lemuel Findley, Company B, Thirty-second Georgia, slightly wounded in foot on 12th. Private B. T. Bivins, of same company, severely wounded last night by fragment of mortar shell; right leg amputated. Sixteen Parrott shots fired during night, 1 missed; also 48 mortar shells, 18 missed.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 14, 1864 - 8 p. m.

Three hundred and eight shots fired at fort to-day; 29 missed. Very rapid fire during a portion of the day, and no assistance at that time from the island batteries. Afterward, when the fire had slacked considerably, Fort Johnson and Sullivan's Island opened and measurably annoyed them, and interfered with their fire. We want those negroes badly.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 15, 1864 - 10 a. m.

Thirty-eight Parrott shots (7 missed), 48 mortar shells (6 fell outside), were fired at fort last night. One negro severely wounded. Firing this morning very slow from two guns in Wagner, one in Gregg.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 15, 1864 - 12.30 p. m.

The enemy are mounting a heavy gun in north angle of Wagner.

MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 15, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

The engineer at this post works some 80 men every night on the gorge face without any cover, and where they are infinitely more the boom. The moon only shines now half the night.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, &c.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.