n the first parallel against Battery Wagner
Sailors in the naval battery
Battery brown, on the second parallel
Battery Rosecrans on Morris Island in August, 1863.
It was not the bursting of a gun in the works that caused the troops most concern, but the Confederate fire.
Major Thomas B. Brooks describes dodging shells in the parallels on Morris Island in August, 1863: The fire from Wagner, although inflicting much less real injury, up to this time, than the aggregate fire from the other batteries of the enemy, still gives far greater interruption to the working parties, on account of our nearness to the fort.
Cover — Johnson or Sumter, gived to place an empty powder-barrel over his head, to shield him from heavy shells.
Burst gun in battery Rosecrans-life in the parallels on Morris Island in August, 1863.
The 100-Pounder Parrotts in battery Rosecrans
Morris Island in summer 1863.
At ten o'clock on the night of July 28th, orders were issued to constr
he scientific design of the best modern built — up guns.
Wreck of the giant Blakely gun at Charleston
Wreck of the giant Blakely gun at Charleston: view from the rear
Views from within Charleston.
The city of Charleston was fortified up to its very doorsteps, as is evidenced by these three photographs of the wrecked carriage of the immense Blakely gun on the Battery.
The only battery in the path of the Federal fire was that containing this monster piece.
Under date of January 6, 1864, Major Henry Bryan, Assistant Inspector-General at Charleston, reported that from August 21, 1863, to January 5, 1864, the observer in the steeple of St. Michael's Church counted 472 shells thrown at the city.
Of a total of 225 investigated, 145 struck houses, nineteen struck in yards, and sixty-one struck in the streets and on the edge of the burnt district.
Only about one third of these burst.
The section of the city most frequently struck was bounded on the north by Market Street