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Return of Ammunition expended in action April seventh, 1863:

battery or Fort.shot,, round.shot, rifle.bolts, rifle.Tubes.powder.
10-inch Columbiad.8-inch Columbiad.9-inch Dahlgren.32-pounder.10-inch Mortar.8-inch Columbiad, Incendiary.7-inch Brooke.42-pounder.32-pounder.32-pounder, shell.32-pounder.Friction Tubes.Pounds of Cannon Powder used.
Fort Sumter1202705410040 8614021  1,0477,620
Fort Moultrie 339 243515   381921,2007,375
Battery Bee22558         3503,940
Battery Wagner        22  27132
Battery Beauregard 64      457411571,155
Battery at Cummins' Point40 26        73860
Fort Johnson    2      211

Exhibit of number of Rounds fired by the Enemy on seventh of April, and number of Shot received by each Iron-clad, copied from United States Journals:

New Ironsides fired8
Catskill fired25
Keokuk fired3
Montauk fired26
Nantucket fired15
Passaic fired9
Nahant fired24
Weehawken fired26
Patapsco fired18
New Ironsides received of shots65
Keokuk received of shots90
Weehawken received of shots60
Montauk received of shots20
Passaic received of shots58
Nantucket received of shots51
Catskill received of shots51
Patapsco received of shots45
Nahant received of shots80

Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff.

Report of Colonel Alfred Rhett of engagement of Seventh of April, between Yankee iron-clads and Fort Sumter, &c.

headquarters First South Carolina artillery, Fort Sumter, April 13, 1863.
Captain William F. Nance, A. A. G., First Military District, South Carolina:
Captain: I have the honor to make the following report:

The abolition iron-clad fleet, consisting of frigate New Ironsides and eight monitors, appeared in sight on Sunday morning, April fifth, instant; crossed the bar the same evening, and anchored in the main ship channel.

At two o'clock P. M., April seventh, instant, the whole iron-clad fleet advanced to the attack in the following order, viz.: four monitors were in the advance, led by the Passaic; the Ironsides came next, followed by three other single turreted monitors, and the Keokuk, a double-turreted monitor, bringing up the rear.

At thirty minutes past two P. M., the long roll was beaten, and every disposition made for action.

At fifty-five minutes past two P. M., the garrison, regimental and Palmetto flags were hoisted, and saluted by thirteen guns, the band playing the national airs.

At three o'clock P. M., the action was opened by a shot from Fort Moultrie. At three minutes past three P. M., the leading vessel having approached to within about fourteen hundred yards of the fort, she fired two shots simultaneously, one, a fifteen-inch shrapnel, which burst; both passed over the fort. The batteries were opened upon her two minutes later, the firing being by battery. The action now became general, and the four leading monitors taking position from thirteen hundred to fourteen hundred yards distant, the fire was changed from fire by battery to fire by piece, as being more accurate. The fire by battery was again resumed as occasion offered. The Ironsides did not approach nearer than seventeen hundred yards. The whole fire of the batteries engaged was concentrated on the Passaic for thirty minutes, when she withdrew from the engagement, apparently injured. The other ships, each in turn, received our attention. The fire of both Fort Moultrie and this fort being now directed against the Ironsides, she immediately withdrew out of effective range. The other turretted monitors came under our fire in like manner as the preceding, slowly passing in front of the fort in an ellipse; one only,

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