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ould still be subjected to a raking fire from that work and the works on the upper part of Sullivan's Island — from Battery Gregg, Fort Johnson, Fort Ripley and Castle Pinkney, and some smaller batteopened upon the Weehawken, followed shortly after by Fort Sumter, and all the batteries on Sullivan's Island.
Being unable to pass the obstructions, the iron-clads were obliged to turn, which threom 550 to 800 yards--in which position they were subjected to a fire from the batteries on Sullivan's Island, Morris Island and Sumter.
The effect of the concentrated fire of the forts on the Monirds to the southward would have placed the squadron two and a half miles from the forts on Sullivan's Island and a mile and three-quarters from Sumter.
Of course, if the iron-clads could not reduce that by cordial and judicious co-operation you can take the batteries on Morris Island and Sullivan's Island and Fort Sumter.
But whether you can or not, we wish the demonstration kept up for a time