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eorge Johnson, were detailed as sharpshooters.
Lieut.--Col. Joseph A. Yates, First regulars, made a secret disposition of aTwentieth infantry, Capt. S. M. Roof and Lieut. M. Gunter.
Yates masked his guns at Grimball's and Legare‘s points, on John' afternoon of the 30th, passed Brown at Battery island and Yates on John's island, and dropped anchor opposite Gary's positit as she began her retreat, she was met by the batteries of Yates, which opened immediately.
Reaching Legare‘s point, she wathis affair the Stono scouts, Captain Walpole, rendered Colonel Yates valuable service.
Brown, at Battery island, was onlyh Carolina regular artillery, Col. Alfred Rhett, Lieut.-Col. Joseph A. Yates, Maj. Ormsby Blanding. Colonel Rhett commanded th which the heavy guns were fired was due to the use of Colonel Yates' traverser, with the merits of which the general comman on both sides of the channel, and Colonel Rhett, Lieutenant-Colonel Yates, Major Blanding and other officers of Fort Sumter