s way toward the waters of Charleston Bay.
Thus a tongue of land is formed between the two creeks.
It is connected with the body of the land by a narrow neck of thirty yards width, some four or five hundred yards south of Secessionville.
Here Lamar's battery is located across the high land, and flanked on each side by marsh and the creeks.
It is a simple earthwork, heavily constructed, having a plain face, with an obtuse angle at each side.
It faces south, in the direction of Battery Islam Smith's battalion, were thrown out half a mile in front of the work.
The rest of the men of these two battalions of infantry, stationed at Secessionville to support the battery, were laboriously occupied during the night.
The two companies of Lamar's South-Carolina volunteer artillery--Reid's and Keitt's — were also engaged in labor until a half-hour of dawn, when they were ordered by Col. Lamar to take a nap. At break of day, the pickets came running in just before the advancing foe. When