A gunboat came up Folly river
this morning on the flood about 9 A. M., shelled the battery of Captain Chichester
at Legare's Point, that of Captain Warley
, close to Secessionville
, and Secessionville
This place being then occupied by the Eutaw
battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles H. Simonton
commanding; the Charleston battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel P. C. Gaillard
, commanding; the cavalry companies of Captain W. L. Disher
, and of Captain
----McKeiver, and being the headquarters of Brigadier-General S. R. Gist
, commanding on the island.
Our batteries responded vigorously.
No damage done by the enemy, except to a horse, which had his leg broken by a shell that passed through an outhouse just behind the general's headquarters and exploded.
After firing for about an hour the enemy withdrew.
No damage up to this time done by the enemy's firing, except to horses
Evening.--More than twenty vessels in sight off Charleston
bar and Stono inlet
and in Stono river
Enemy reported as being on James' Island
, at the point nearest Battery Island, and as having driven in our pickets.
Captain Carlos Tracy
, volunteer aid to General Gist
, and Lieutenant Winter
, Wassamassaw cavalry, fired on while reconnoitering their position.
and Captain Tracy
repeatedly fired on same evening by enemy's advance guard.
This firing the first news in camp of enemy's landing.