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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
nificant. Since the 19th of July the garrison had lost two hundred and ninety-six men, almost all of them during the latter days. It had abandoned twenty-five cannons to the besiegers. Out of the seventeen pieces which Fort Wagner mounted, only three had been dismounted. The besiegers, on the other hand, had not lost a single piece by the fire from the place, but a large number of guns had been rendered unfit for service, owing either to accidents or to firing too long continued. The Parrott guns of large calibre had, in this ordeal, shown a great firing power, but a great inequality of resistance. The three-hundred-pounder, six two-hundred-pounders, and seventeen one-hundred-pounders had burst during the progress of the siege. It must be said that some of these accidents were caused by the premature explosion of the shells, and could not, therefore, be blamed on the gun itself. The task assigned to the land forces had been accomplished; their feeble effective numbers, as