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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The siege of Morris Island. (search)
h of water-courses, which separates it from James Island. At a few points the tide breaks entirely verse, while those of the enemy's batteries on James and Sullivan's Islands took it both in reverse On the west Folly Island is separated from James Island by a narrow stream and a continuation of thg on, a division of troops was sent over to James Island to engage the enemy's attention in that dir to repel us. They erected new batteries on James Island to take us in flank, and strengthened thoseies. On the night of the 26th a shell from James Island burst amid a fatigue party mounting a gun, vening a single mortar shell was fired from James Island. Slowly it described the usual curve of susland under a cross-fire from the batteries on James and Sullivan's Islands. On the return I went in plain sight of the enemy's batteries on James Island, a mile and a half distant. A rebel gunnethe bomb-proof of Gregg, a shell fired from James Island entered the door and exploded, killing and [1 more...]
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Torpedo service in Charleston harbor. (search)
e water, could not have been seen from the fort. It would have been impossible, therefore, for the latter to have returned with any accuracy the fire of the fleet, and this plan — of attack could have been repeated every night until the walls of the fort should have crumbled under the enormous missiles, which made holes two and a half feet deep in the walls, and shattered the latter in an alarming manner. I could not then have repaired during the day the damages of the night, and I am confident now, as I was then, that Fort Sumter, if thus attacked, must have been disabled and silenced in a few days. Such a result at that time would have been necessarily followed by the evacuation of Morris and Sullivan's Islands, and, soon after, of Charleston itself, for I had not yet had time to complete and arm the system of works, including James Island and the inner harbor, which enabled us six months later to bid defiance to Admiral Dahlgren's powerful fleet and Gilmore's strong land forces