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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations before Charleston in May and July, 1862. (search)
nd more distant batteries of Colonel T. G. Lamar and of Captain Warley, in the direction of Secessionville, rendered the enemy's advance across the causeway, through repeatedly threatened, too perilous for him to attempt. Brigadier-General H. W. Mercer arrived from Charleston in the afternoon. Colonel Johnson Hagood, First regiment South Carolina volunteers, previously detained in the city by his duties as provost marshal, joined his regiment during the day, with Captain B. G. Hay, Lieutenant Ben. Martin, and others of his staff. Casualties light. Brigadier-General Gist and aids covered with sand, from explosion of shells. The screeching of the rifle-shells and the heavy explosions of the 11-and 13-inch subsided a little after dark into a discharge of a shell from a gunboat, at regular intervals of half an hour, during the night. Our men, wet, weary and hungry, slept on their arms. The night was tempestuous. June 4. Main body of our troops drawn within the lines. Gunboats