At about five and a half o'clock P. M., or after the action had lasted about two hours and a half, the enemy slowly — as he had advanced — withdrew from the contest, apparently unharmed, so far at least as his powers of locomotion went. Subsequent events have happily revealed the fact that one, at least, of our enemy's invulnerables has given proof that brick walls and earthen parapets still hold the mastery. The nearest that the enemy ventured at any time to Fort Moultrie was estimated at one thousand yards. Fort Moultrie was garrisoned by a detachment from the First regiment of South Carolina regular infantry, Colonel William Butler commanding, assisted by Major T. M. Baker, and consisting of the following companies: Company A--Captain T. A. Huguenin. Company E--Captain R. Press Smith. Company F--Captain B. S. Burnett. Company G--First Lieutenant E. A. Erwin commanding. Company K--Captain C. H. Rivers. Battery Bee was garrisoned by another detachment from the same regiment, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. Simkins, and consisting of the following companies: Company C--Captain Robert De Treville. Company H--Captain Warren Adams. Company I--W. T. Tatom. Colonel L. M. Keitt, Twentieth regiment South Carolina volunteers, commanding post, had his headquarters at this battery, by my orders. Battery Beauregard was under the command of Captain T. A. Sitgreaves, First South Carolina regular artillery, and was garrisoned by the following companies: Company K--First South Carolina regiment artillery--First Lieutenant W. E. Erwin commanding. Company B--First South Carolina regiment infantry--Captain J. H. Warley. It gives me pleasure to have it in my power to report that not a single casualty occurred among any of these troops, with the exception only of one in Fort Moultrie. Early in the action our flag-staff was shot away, and in falling, struck Private J. S. Lusby, of Company F, inflicting a severe wound, from which he died in a short time. Neither the fort itself nor its — material was in the least injured. It is due to the garrison at Fort Moultrie and their accomplished
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Detailed Minutiae of soldier life.
Relative numbers at Gettysburg .
General Early 's reply to the count of Paris .
General Tan Dorn 's report of the Elkhorn campaign.
The Second battle of Manassas --a reply to General Longstreet .
The battle of the Wilderness .
Hart 's South Carolina battery --its War guidon — addresses by Major Hart and Governor Hampton .
Remarks of Major Hart .
Presentation of Army of Tennessee badge and certificate of membership to ex-president Davis .
Address of Colonel James Lingan , President of the Association .
Two witnesses on the treatment of prisoners -- Hon. J. P. Benjamin and General B. F. Butler .
Detailed Minutiae of soldier life.
The naval fight in Mobile bay , August 5th , 1864 --official report of Admiral Buchanan .
Killed and wounded of Confederate fleet in action of August 5 , 1864 , Mobile bay .
Annual meeting of Southern Historical Society , October 28th and 29th , 1878 .
Sixth annual report of the Executive Committee of the Southern Historical Society for year ending October 29th , 1878 .
The Gettysburg campaign --official reports.
Stonewall Jackson — the story of his being an Astrologer refuted — an eye-witness describes how he was wounded.
Annual reunion of the Virginia division, A. N. V .
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