case of an assult. Cummings states that when he was last on duty there ten days ago, he saw four guns lying in the fort, which he was told were to be mounted in the casemates on the Sullivan's Island side. They looked like 24 s or 32s. Many of the casemates are entirely crushed in, others are good. The men serving in Sumter get coffee. A moderate supply of hard bread is kept in the bomb-proofs. Occasionally fresh beef, cooked, is brought down from Cahrleston. The new iron-clad which has lately made her appearance is called the Charleston, and is built after the model of the Atlanta. One of these deserters, Crowley, states that he was in Battery Wagner when our troops assaulted i on the 18th of July, and that it was with great difficulty that the garrison could be kept from the bomb-proofs. They state that Colonel Shaw, Fifty-fourth Massachusetts, was killed on he paprapet, but there is difference of opinion as to where he was buried. They state that the colored soldiers who were captured wre treated as prisoners of war, the same as the white soldiers.
I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. W. H. DAVIS,
Colonel 104th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding Post.
Abstract from returns of the Department of the South, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore commanding, for January, 1864.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate
General headquarters. 68 71 140
Seymour's command. 367 9,725 11,829
Folly Island (Ames). 322 7,458 10,217
Morris Island (Davis). 162 3,855 5,837
Prt Royal Island 80 2,151 3,079
Fernandina (Guss). 29 714 895
Saint Augusting 39 987 1,300
Total. 1,067 24,961 33,297
Pieces of artillery.
Command. Aggregate Heavy. Field.
General headquarters. 148 ... ...
Seymour's command. 15,146 ... 12
Folly Island (Ames). 13,228 ... 20
Morris Island (Davis). 6,871 .. 4
Port Royal Island 3,707 24 4
Fernandina (Guss). 949 28 ...
Saint Augusting 1,482 18 ...
Total. 41,531 70 40
Troops in the Dpartment of the South, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore, U. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1864.
DISTRICT OF HILTON HEAD.
Brigadier General TRUMAN SEYMOUR.
Post of Hilton Head.
Colonel REDFIELD DURYEE.
6th Connecticut, Lieutenant Colonel Lorenzo Meeker.
76th Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Colonel John C. Campbell.
1st New York Engineers, Company K, Captain Henry L. Southard.
Saint Helena Island.
Colonel JOSEPH R. HAWLEY.
7th Connecticut, Colonel Joseph R. Hawley.
7th New Hampshire, Colonel Joseph C. Abbott.
1st New York Engineers, Major James E. Place.
Unorganized invalid corps, Captain John H. Gould.