War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0225 Chapter XLVII. OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, ETC.

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FORT SUMTER, July 15, 1864 - 8.40 p. m.

Two hundred and thirty-seven shots fired at us to-day, 35 missed; also 20 mortar shells, 4 missed. private D. Punyard, Gist Guard, struck by a fragment of shell and died in an hour this afternoon. Enemy's fire directed at southwest angle part of the time to-day. Fire to-day from guns somewhat lighter in caliber.

MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE, Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 16, 1864 - 9 p. m.

One hundred and ninety shots fired to-day, 49 missed; also 11 mortar shells, 6 missed. Firing directed at south and southwest angles.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, &c.

Captain NANCE, Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 16, 1864 - 10.45 a. m.

Fire much heavier than usual night and very annoying. One hundred and forty-seven shots fired, of which 60 were Parrott, 12 missing, and 87 mortar, 21 missing. One negro killed last night; 1 white man, Daniel Davis, of Company G, Thirty-second Georgia, mortally, and 2 others, Privates, William Warren and William Carroll, of same regiment, slightly wounded. Enemy's fire this morning somewhat slack at south angle. Our batteries firing remarkably well and with good effect.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain W. F. NANCE, Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, July 17, 1864 - 10.50 a. m.

The enemy have put up two frame houses near middle battery; nothing unusual besides. Firing slow this morning. Wagner shooting at south angle; Gregg at southwest angle. Corpl. I. E. Heath, Company C. Thirty-second Georgia, wounded in head this morning, not dangerously. They fired 35 Parrott shots, 7 missed; 47 mortar shells, 13 missed, fired at fort during night.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE, Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 17, 1864 - 11.20 a. m.

I forgot to mention that there were 2 negroes slightly wounded yesterday.

MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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