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The Daily Dispatch: September 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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e interior crest. It should be two feet wide on top, and sodded. Should a steamer arrive from Norfolk with guns and barbotte carriages, take out eleven guns--three eight-inch shell guns and eight heavy 32-pounders. Should the 10-inch columbiad arrive from Fort Macon, have it landed and taken into Fort Hatteras, it will occupy the pan-coupe facing the encampment and the sea front. The eight-inch shell gun taking the place of one of the heavy thirty-two. Yours, respectfully, Maj. Beverhout Thompson, Chief Eng'r N. Dpt. Coast. Another account of the Bombardment. A correspondent of the New York Herald, who was on board of the Harriet Lane during the engagement, gives the following not mentioned in the official report: At ten o'clock the Wabash fired the first gun, the eleven-inch shell striking near the battery and bursting with tremendous force. The battery, which was of sand, covered with turf and mounting five long thirty-two, instantly returned the fire, the