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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
berth-deck for cabin, ward-room and men, with good quarters in the casemates. Her leakage is very small, indicating no great injury from the grounding. Her steam-power was in good order, only requiring the stack-pipe and smoke-box to be replaced, and some of the interior pipe that had been cut. The Columbia left on the 23d of May, in tow of the Vanderbilt, and was commanded by Lieutenant Hayward. Defences of Charleston harbor. Fortifications on James Island. Defences of Charleston S. C. Fortifications of Sullivan's Island. I propose to place four of my own new 10-inch guns in the casemate; one at each corner. They weigh about 16,000 pounds, and will throw a solid shot, with forty pounds of powder, which has pierced four and a half inches of good iron at two hundred yards. If the two other guns are needed they may be of 9-inch. Annexed are eighteen sketches illustrating the various devices which are referred to in the foregoing, as well as the defences of the harbor: