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opinion of the commanding general, an officer of the U. S. Engineers, and of great experience would be valuable and the Department would be gratified if he would address you a letter in answer to these inquiries.

Very respectfully, &c.,

GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of the Navy.

OFFICE CHIEF OF ARTILLERY, NORTHERN DISTRICT,

DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Morris Island, S. C., August 16, 1864.

Lieutenant W. B. DEAN,

A. A. A. G., Hdqrs. North. Dist., Dept. of the South:

SIR: I have the honor to report the following number of projectiles and guns as expended in the bombardment of Fort Sumter from August 3 to August 14, inclusive: Three 200-pounder Parrott guns; 304 30-pounder Parrott shells, 299 200-pounder Parrott shells, 772 200-pounder Parrott shells, 13 300-pounder Parrott shells, 219 10-inch columbiad shells, 1,465 10-inch mortar shells, 108 13-inch mortar shells; total, 3,180.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. AMES,

Lieutenant Colonel Third R. I. Artillery,

Chief of Arty., North. Dist., Dept. of the South.

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Morris Island, S. C., August 16, 1864.

Colonel A. S. HARTWELL,

Commanding Post, Folly Island:

COLONEL: You will have the Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers relieved and prepared at once to proceed north via Hilton Head. Shelter-tents will be taken, the others turned in. The Rocket Battery company will be sent to join the regiment. The Cosmopolitan will take them to the Head.

By order of Brigadier-General Schimmelfennig:

W. B. DEAN,

Lieutenant, 127th New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., August 16, 1864.

Brigadier General JOHN P. HATCH,

Commanding District of Florida:

GENERAL: I received your letter of the 15th and think your dispositions are very good, and I have no doubt that you will make a good haul of horses, mules, &c. You have by this time received the order to send one white regiment to go to Washington and the One hundred and second [colored] to this place. Of course the present movements will interfere with the promptitude otherwise attainable in sending them forward, and I shall be content if you send them as soon as they come in from the raid. The orders are to rest on the defensive, but this does no prohibit all the raids being made that promise any adequate results, and I think your safety in Florida

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