War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0419 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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finished if sods were provided. The six-pounders on this part of the work are well protected. All them are provided with limber ammunition, and are manned by detachments from Battery Rutledge at night.

BATTERY RUTLEDGE.

Number. a Description of Condition Direction and extent of

gun or mortar of field of fire.

and carriage. carriage

and

equipments

1 10-inch Good. Sweeps eastern beach

columbiad; and seward to Morris

barbette. Island.

2 10-inch rifle; do. Shut off from Morris

barbette. Island, but fires

seward and toward

harbor.

3 10-inch do. Do.

columbiad;

barbette.

4 do. do. Do.

5 10-inch sea- ... Seaward and to Morris

coast mortar; Island.

siege.

6 do. ... Do.

7 do. ... Do.

a The guns are numbered from the east.

Traverses are between the heavy guns at Battery Rutledge, all in good order. The bomb-proof east of the 10-inch rifle is strong and well ventilated and capacious; the magazine and traverse also good. A strong hospital, bomb-proof, with room for twenty or thirty cots, is in rear of the magazine. It would be well, in my opinion, to connect the points with a covered way or gallery to facilitate passage under fire.

The mortar batteries are in a very bad state and require speedy attention. They have never been revetted, and the concussion has so shaken the parapets that they are next to none at all. With the exception of the mortar batteries Battery Rutledge appears in fine order, well supplied with ammunition, and its material well taken care of.

Captain Rivers, First South Carolina [Regular] Infantry, commands, with one company of that regiment and a detachment of Captain Buist's company, of the Twenty-seventh Regiment South Carolina Volunteers.

Is hall speak of the mortar batteries on Sullivan's Island in accompanying communications, as well as in their order.

FORT MOULTRIE.

Number. a Description of Condition Direction and extend

gun or mortar of of field of fire.

and carriage. carriage

and

equipments

Eastern

outwork.

1 10-inch sea- Good. Seaward and to Morris

coast mortar; Island.

siege.

Southeast face.

2 32-pounder Good. Shut off from Morris

rifle; Island, but covers

barbette. beach in front of

Rutledge and on

Maffitt's Channel.

3 10-inch do. Shut off from Morris

columbiad; Island. Bears seaward

barbette. about 40 degrees.

4 do. do. Bears on Morris Island

and seaward about 50

degrees.

5 do. do. Do.

6 8-inch rifle; do. Do.

barbette.

7 10-inch do. Do.

columbiad;

barbette.

a The guns are numbered from eastern outwork around the fort.