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Sumter, August 28th.
Extract from Journal Kept at Post.

August 27th.—* * * Working parties finished heavy traverse over 42-pounder rifle gun, east barbette battery; repaired others on same. Discharged steamer Etiwan, bringing five hundred bags of sand from Sullivan's Island.

About four hundred 10-inch shot and shell, one parapet gin, one lot sabots, tin straps, brass fuses, blocks, one box bridge-sights, six boxes 9-inch Dahlgren shell, one 9-inch Dahlgren gun, one lot axles, v heels, etc., for columbiad carriage, one lot of elevating-screws, were shipped at 4.30 A. M. by steamer Etiwan.

The 9-inch Dahlgren mentioned above and 10-inch columbiad on northwest pan-coupe thrown over the parapet during the night by Mr. Fraser Mathews. Completed bricking up of casemates, embrasures, lower tier. Garrison at work all day and night. No casualties.


Sumter, August 29th, 1863.
Extract from Journal Kept at Post.

August 28th.—The entire day six shots were fired: three struck outside, and three missed.

No increase of damage to works.

Working parties during night completed traverse on parade at entrance to magazine and hospital, southwest angle; also repairs and improvements to east barbette battery.

By steamer. Etiwan were shipped the following ordnance stores: four hundred 10-inch mortar shell, fifteen hundred paper fuses, one box of taps of brass fuse-plugs, three damaged muskets, two elevating-screws, six boxes mortarfuses, eighteen 8-inch columbiad incendiary shells, three 9-inch Dahlgren shells, prepared, three hundred pounds lead, one 10-inch columbiad, one sponge, eight boxes canister, one box implements, fuse extractors, etc., fragments of gin-legs, one box of fuse-plugs.

Mr. Fraser Mathews threw the 9-inch Dahlgren on southwest face over the parapet. Disabled in fall. Garrison worked day and night. No casualties.


Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., August 29th, 1863.
Lieut.-Col. J. R. Waddy, Chf. Ord. Dept. S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C.:
Colonel,—The Commanding General directs that the 10-inch columbiad brought up last night from Fort Sumter, and now on Commercial Wharf, be sent to Battery Wampler (between Martello Tower and Battery Glover). He also wishes you to see Commodore Ingraham, and offer him the 9-inch Dahlgren, brought up at the same time, for the use of the new gunboat, informing him of the accident which befell the piece in removing it from the fort.

Your attention is respectfully called to the fact that there are no howitzer shells at Battery Wagner. That these should be supplied as speedily as possible


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