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FORT SUMTER, July 31, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

One hundred and fifteen shots at fort to-day, 19 missed; 67 mortar shells, 28 missed. Private Richard Bishop, Company F, First South Carolina Infantry, wounded, not dangerously.

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain.

Captain NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SUMTER, August 1, 1864.

The whole number of shots fired at the fort in twenty-five days is 8,8-6, of which 6,976 took effect. The calibers of these shots are as follows: 10-inch, 8-inch, 6.4-inch, 4.2-inch rifled Parrotts; 13-inch and 10-inch mortars, and 10-inch columbiads. The majority of projectiles was from Parrott guns. Repairs have been in proportion to damages, which may not be considered severe, when the number and kind of projectiles are considered.

Respectfully submitted.

T. A. HUGUENIN,

Captain, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

Record of the number of shots fired at Fort Sumter from july 7 to July 31, 1864, inclusive.

Date Day Nig Mis Tot Date Day. Night Misse Total

. . ht. sed al. . . d. .

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July 380 16 42 438 July 281 38 57 376

7 21

8 326 40 32 398 22 214 35 137 386

9 246 49 57 352 23 155 32 50 237

10 147 25 29 201 24 94 32 35 161

11 172 51 16 239 25 298 53 92 443

12 157 31 14 202 26 272 66 102 440

13 202 45 51 298 27 193 86 62 341

14 279 73 42 394 28 144 43 78 270

15 219 114 71 404 29 190 63 106 359

16 166 62 55 283 30 156 57 68 281

17 166 44 70 280 31 135 117 107 359

18 109 93 62 264

19 327 174 193 694 Tota 5,338 1,638 1,830 8,806

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20 310 194 202 706

[First indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

August 5, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded, for the information of the Department.

The conduct of the officers and men of the garrison during this, the heaviest bombardment to which the fort has been subjected, has been all that could be desired.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

[Second indorsement.]

ORDNANCE OFFICE,

August 13, 1864.

Respectfully submitted, for the information of the Secretary of War.

By order:

JOHN BLAIR HOGE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.