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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official report of
, on the engagement between the Colonel George William Logan Federal gunboats and Fort Beauregard, on the and 10th . (search)
Sixth May, 1863
Official report of Colonel George William Logan, on the engagement between the Federal gunboats and Fort Beauregard, on the 10th and Sixth May, 1863. headquarters, Fort Beauregard, Harrisonburg, La., May 18, 1863. Captain . At 7 o'clock on the evening of the 9th instant, my picket boat, from Trinity, brought me a communication from Mr. R. G. Smith, one of my scouts, at Major Beard's, on Black River, bearing date 3 P. M. that day, informing me that two Federal gunboats were near that
ch rifled shells and heavy shot thrown at us failed in almost every instance to penetrate the parapets and casemates, those entering and bursting on the terraplaine having generally passed over the parapets.
Many houses in Harrisonburg have been sadly torn and damaged by the enemy's shells. * * * * * *
I have the honor to remain, Captain,
Very respectfully, your ob't servant, Geo. Wm. Logan, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding. To Captain S. B. Davis, A. A. General, Sub District North La.