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The boat attack on Sumter. by Thomas H. Stevens, Rea]1-Admiral, U. S. N. By July 10th, 1863, a combined movement of the United States land and naval forces in the neighborhood of Charleston had given them a footing on the south end of Morris Island, and active preparations followed for the reduction of Batteries Wagner and Gregg. The results of the movement referred to, and the establishment of batteries, gave General Gillmore's command a position about half a mile from Wagner. For two months operations were conducted against the enemy, and during this period one or two unsuccessful sorties In the Military operations of General Beauregard mention is made of a reconnoissance in small force on the night of July 14th-15th.--editors. were made from Wagner. On July 18th the second of two assaults was made against that fort, which resulted in a loss to us of from six to seven hundred men out of four regiments. Ten regiments participated in the attack. The four suffering the g
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The boat attack on Sumter. by Thomas H. Stevens, Rea]1-Admiral, U. S. N. By July 10th, 1863, a combined m
ons across the channel-way, two hundred yards above Sumter, as the admiral was desirous of learning if there w om shallow water at a point two hundred yards above Sumter, in a northeasterly direction, to the shoals on the en it is remembered that, since the first attack on Sumter by Du Pont, no demonstration had been made, except e enemy's iron-clads and batteries above and around Sumter, being unmolested and beyond our reach, would sever me that one division of boats should be sent around Sumter as a feint, while the remainder should wait within ting the result of our demonstration.
As we neared Sumter we were hailed loudly by the enemy, but no answer w approaches to the gorge.
The parapets and crown of Sumter were
The boat attack on Fort Sumter. filled wit enemy would doubtless make a demonstration against Sumter.
Our impression to this effect was strengthened by