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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 7 5 Browse Search
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ndition at that time: * * * Engineers engaged in preparing bomb-proofs and in opening embrasures in second tier of casemates, for the purpose of throwing out two 42-pounder rifled guns. During the night the 11-inch gun and the 32-pounder rifled gun were thrown over the parapet without injury, both guns having been previously disabled. There is now not a single gun en barbette; and there is but one (smooth-bore 32-pounder, next the sally-port on western face) that can be fired. Mr. F. Mathews, General Beauregard refers to this patriotic citizen in his Morris Island report. See preceding chapter. assisted by an officer and men of the Confederate States Navy, has done good service in removing disabled guns from the fort, having dismounted and removed one 10-inch gun and one 9-inch Dahlgren. He has also removed from the berme of the fort the Brooke gun, another 10-inch, an 8-inch, and one 32-pounder rifled gun. Lieutenant Rhett, with Company B, has dismounted the Brooke gun,
r in charge of them be ordered by telegraph to send them to this city at once. He also deems it best, and directs, that the wagons lately sent from this city to Pocotaligo be furnished with covers, as most of them are without them. I am further directed to inquire of you what torpedoes have been put down lately in the channel and harbor. If none, the Commanding General directs that they be laid at once where originally contemplated, especially in front of the rope obstructions. Mr. Fraser Mathews is suggested as one who could be charged with this duty, if no one else can accomplish the work. Respectfully, your obedient servant, John M. Otey, A. A. G. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Charleston, S. C., Dec. 27th, 1864. Lieut.-General W. J. Hardee, Comdg. Dept. S. C., Ga., and Fla.: General,—I am instructed by the Commanding General to direct as follows: 1st. That you make, silently and cautiously, all necessary preparations for the evacuation of Charlest
h Dahlgren mentioned above and 10-inch columbiad on northwest pan-coupe thrown over the parapet during the night by Mr. Fraser Mathews. Completed bricking up of casemates, embrasures, lower tier. Garrison at work all day and night. No casualties. , eight boxes canister, one box implements, fuse extractors, etc., fragments of gin-legs, one box of fuse-plugs. Mr. Fraser Mathews threw the 9-inch Dahlgren on southwest face over the parapet. Disabled in fall. Garrison worked day and night. Nt magazine passage and casemate arches over hospital. 20th South Carolina Volunteers, 23d Georgia Volunteers, and Captain Mathews's company of artillery left for Sullivan's Island by Chesterfield at 8 P. M. No casualities. A. Rhett, Col. Comdg. l, Engineer officer, reported for duty in his stead. Mr. William Mathews was also sent down to assist the latter. Mr. Fraser Mathews came last night for the purpose of taking off guns from berme, but in consequence of roughness of water was unable