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Secessionville, near the center of James Island, will be found on the map of James and Folly islands.
When Cumming's Point was evacuated by the Confederates, Battery Gregg was named Putnam, after Colonel Haldimand S. Putnam, and a work eastain H. J. Hartstene, C. S. N., as commander.
Interior of Fort Putnam, formerly the Confederate Battery Gregg, Cumming's Point, S. C. From a photograph.
As a corollary to this engagement on the morning of February 1st another Federal iron-clamter.
He might possibly send one or more monitors during the night to take a position in the small channel north of Cumming's Point, within close range, to batter down the gorge of Sumter and endeavor to blow up the magazines.
That mode of attaland when required; secondly, a strong field-work should be thrown up as soon as sufficient labor can be procured on Cumming's Point, open in the gorge toward Port Sumter — to act, besides, as a kind of traverse to this work from the fire of the bat