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the command of the Department.
General Gillmore commenced his advance upon Charleston by the movement of troops to Folly Island on July 3d, 1863, where they remained concealed as much as possible, and erected batteries to command those of the enemy on the south end of Morris Island.
With the foregoing explanations, we will proceed to relate what followed, namely, the attack on the enemy's works by the Army and Navy.
At 4 A. M. of July 10th, 1863, four iron-clads — the Catskill, Commander George W. Rodgers, Montauk, Commander Donald McN.
Fairfax, Nahant, Commander John Downes, and the Weehawken, Commander E. R. Colhoun, passed over the bar, the flag of Rear-Admiral Dahlgren flying on the Catskill. One hour later, at 5 A. M., General Gillmore made an attack on the Confederate fortified positions on the south end of Morris Island, and after an engagement of three hours and a quarter he had captured all the enemy's works upon that part of the island, and pushed forward his infant