War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0420 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT MOULTRIE-Continued.

Number. a Description of Condition Direction and extent

gun or mortar of of field of fire.

and carriage. carriage

and

equipments

Southwest face.

8 8-inch rifle; Good. Shut off from Morris

barbette. Island. Fires west

from and west about

120 degrees.

9 10-inch do. Do.

columbiad;

barbette.

Northwest half

bastion.

10 24-pounder Fair. North from rear of

smooth; magazine.

barbette.

11 do. do. East from north flank

of half bastion.

Western

outwork.

12 10-inch sea- Good. Seaward and to Morris

coast mortar; Island.

siege.

13 do. do. Do.

14 do. do. Do.

This fort has been remodeled to protect if from the enemy's very heavy artillery. The mortar battery on the east is only the remains of and old outwork and requires attention. An officer's bomb-proof in the old east curtain is nearly completed, but requires sodding. The eastern gallery inside is complete. It is to be regretted that it was not made wider. The traverses between the guns on the seaward faces are very strong and serviceable. The service magazine and bomb-proof along the south rampart appear to be right; they cramp the gun chambers, but in this case it would be hard to have avoided the objection. The western gallery and bomb-proof inside are completed and the magazine fully protected. A bomb-proof gallery on the west outside is in process of construction by the soldiers. Wants more sand and to be finished.

The mortar batteries on the west are dilapidated and want repair.

The work of covering the sea-face is progressing and will soon render it impervious to any artillery. It would be well to add obstructions along the face as soon as it can be done in order to secure at once against a coup de main should it be attempted.

Fort Moultrie is at present garrisoned by four companies of the First South Carolina [Regular] Infantry and commanded by Captain Burnet. The guns are as well supplied as in the power of the garrison, and proper care seems to be taken of material and ammunition.

BATTERY MARION.

Number. a Description of Condition of Direction and extent

gun or mortar carriage and of field of fire.

and carriage. equipments.

1 7-inch Brooke; Good. Shut off from Morris

navy. Island and fires

right and left]to

sea and harbor.

2 10-inch do. Do.

columbiad;

barbette.

3 10-inch ...

columbiad.

4 do. ...

5 Vacant. ...

6 8-inch Fair. Shut off from Morris

columbiad; Island; fires to

barbette. harbor.

7 Vacant. ..

8 10-inch sea- Good. Seaward and to

coast mortar; Morris Island.

siege.

9 do. do. Do.

a Guns numbered from the east.