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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
d. General Gillmore sent a communication at 11 o'clock, giving notice that at 11 o'clock to-morrow he would open fire again on Charleston. Charleston, August 24th. The enemy's fire on Sumter slackened to-day. The fleet has not participated. At 12 o'clock last night the enemy's guns opened on the city, firing fifteehells. No casualties resulted. Non-combatants are leaving the city in continuous streams. Appearance of Fort Sumter at the close of the attack. On the 24th of August General Gillmore wrote the following dispatches to Washington: Headquarters, Department of the South, Morris Island, S. C., August 24th, 1863. To Major-the Federal naval forces did not seem any nearer to the attainment of their wishes than DuPont was. The effect of the fire on Charleston had not, up to the 24th of August, proved of a serious nature. Twelve 8-inch shells had fallen into the city, thirteen having been fired altogether. These shells flew in the direction of St.