War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0230 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, July 27, 1864 - 5 a. m.

(Received 10.45 a. m.)

Fifty-six Parrott shells fired at the fort last night, of which 24 missed; 54 mortar shells, of which 20 missed. One negro killed, 2 wounded.

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 27, 1864.

It will require 40 men to make up the deficiency of the detachment that arrived last night, only 72 strong, and to relieve the men of Lucas's battalion. No damage done to fort last night. The water-boat was sunk at the wharf but has been repaired and will be sent up to-night.

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 27, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

One hundred and ninety-nine shots fired at fort to-day, 16 missed; also 16 mortar shells, 6 missed. Firing has been almost entirely directed at southwest angle.

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, July 28, 1864 - 4 a. m.

(Received 4.20 a. m.)

Captain Johnson, engineer, has been severely, through not mortally, wounded in the head. I will send him up immediately in my boat. Have ambulances at Venning's Wharf. He recommended Lieutenant White to fill his place. An engineer must be down to-day.

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain, Commanding.

General RIPLEY.

FORT SUMTER, July 28, 1864 - 5.30 a. m.

Fifty-four shots fired at fort during night, 18 missed; 72 mortar shells, 22 missed. Private John Beasley, Company E, Thirty-second Georgia, killed; Captain John Johnson, engineer in charge, wounded at 3.45 a. m. in the head, seriously, while inspecting the works.

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain, Commanding.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.