War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0226 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, July 17, 1864 - 9.30 p. m.

One hundred and seventy-one shots (27 missed), 33 mortar shells (11 missed), fired at fort to-day. Private John Hart, Gist Guard, slight wound in thigh; several others in same company bruised at same time.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 18, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Thirty-four Parrott shots (12 missed), and 42 mortar shells (20 missed) fired during night. Private J. H. Phillips, Company B. Thirty-second Georgia, slightly wounded in the back. Firing this morning same as yesterday, at south and southwest angles. A small house built during the night about 150 yards from Battery Gregg.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 18, 1864 - 2.20 p. m.

A large steam transport observed in fleet to-day.

MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE.

FORT SUMTER, July 19, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

Three hundred and twenty-two shots (68 missed) fired at fort to-day; also 126 mortar shells (53 missed). This is the heaviest fire we have been subjected to since the bombardment commenced, though a good many of the shots were only from 30-pounder Parrotts. C. C. Bedell, signal corps, slightly wounded in head. Privates D. D. Heath, Company G. Thirty-second Georgia, and J. R. Gordan, Company A. same regiment, very slightly wounded. One negro slightly wounded.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 20, 1864.

Seventy-one Parrott shots (19 missed), 175 mortar shells (53 missed) fired at fort. Private J. A. Todd, Gist Guard, wounded in head and leg, not dangerously. One negro killed; 2 severely wounded, 5 slightly wounded. Firing from Gregg at southwest angle with 8-inch Parrotts and with mortars from middle battery this morning.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.