front and fell back to his gun-boats, leaving considerable quartermaster, commissary, and ordnance stores in our possession.
My whole brigade displayed great coolness and bravery, and too much cannot he said in commendation of both officers and men.
Inclosed find list of casualties.*
GEO. P. HARRISON, JR.,
Colonel Thirty-second Georgia Infy. Regiment, Commanding, &c.
Captain T. HENRY JOHNSTON,
No. 40. Reports of Colonel John L. Black, First South Carolina Cavalry, of attack on Fort Johnson and Battery Simkins and operations September 10-18.
ROYALL'S, July 10, 1864.
The enemy are attacking Haskell.
ROYALL'S, July 10, 1864-9.30 p.m.
The enemy have been repulsed and Fort Johnson re-enforced. The report of Haskell being attacked was a mistake. It was Simkins.
J. L. BLACK,
ROYALL'S HOUSE, September 10, 1864.
No change in enemy's fleet since last report. Off Cole's Island, 1 gun-boat, 1 transport, and 8 schooners; in Folly River, 1 schooner; in Light-House Inlet, 3 transports. The monitor that lay off southern end of Morris Island yesterday cannot be been this morning. Twenty-eight mortar and 24 columbiad shells were fired at Schooner Creek battery from Fort Johnson; effect not known. Enemy fired 45 rifle shells and 6 mortar shells at Simkins and Fort Johnson, doing no damage.
J. L. BLACK,
ROYALL'S, September 11, 1864-11.30 a.m.
Reports from observatories this morning and the firing of yesterday is as follows, viz: Five monitors, 8 steamers, 7 sailing vessels,
* Not found.