for the construction, at once, of a new battery on Shell Point—Battery Simkins—in advance of Fort Johnson, for one 10-inch columbiad, one 6.40 Brooke gun, and three 10-inch mortars.
The armament of o have Shell Point Battery constructed for three instead of two guns, the mortar-batteries at Fort Johnson to be converted into gun-batteries for one heavy rifled gun or 10-inch columbiad each.
To stthe coast line were nearly denuded.
Instructions were given for increasing the armament of Fort Johnson by two 6.40 Brooke guns turned over by the Navy Department, and to place floating torpedoes ient of certain portions of the new lines on James Island, and of a new battery thrown up near Fort Johnson.
During the greater part of the 15th the enemy, both on land and sea, were unusually quiee harbor.
The Chief-Engineer was instructed to strengthen Castle Pinckney with sand-bags.
Fort Johnson to be arranged for two additional 10-inch guns, and positions to be prepared for three 10-inc