de, and 17 missed. * * * No material damage.
One shot penetrated scarp-wall, opening daylight into magazine in southeast pan-coupe Negroes worked all day repairing previous damage, and strengthening west magazine. * * * Garrison worked all day. Casemates on east face filled with sand-bags.
Lieutenant John Johnson, Engineer officer, was relieved from duty at this post on account of aggravated condition of wound, and Lieutenant Hall, 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 to do any work. Alfred Rhett, Col. Comdg.
Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., Sept. 3d, 1863. Brig.-Genl. R. S. Ripley, Comdg. First Mil. Dist., S. C., Charleston, S. C.:
General,—The 32-pounder rifle-gun, brought from Fort Sumter several days ago, the Commanding General wishe