men killed, and Captains Thurber
and nineteen men wounded.
The guns were manned and fired at the retiring enemy.
moved beyond the fieldwork a short distance, and strengthening a hedgebank and ditch, held this position throughout the day under fire from Lamar
and other works.
As all hope of a surprise was over, orders were signalled to make no farther advance at that point.
with his Twenty-first United States Colored Troops and two guns under Lieutenant Wildt
, of Battery B, Third New York Artillery, landed on John's Island
to open communication with General Hatch
Col. Wm. Heine
(One Hundred and Third New York), with the Fifty-fourth New York, Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania, a section of Battery B, Third New York Artillery, and a rocket battery, moved from Cole's Island
to James Island
, driving the enemy's pickets under Major Managault
His force started at the same time as Colonel Hartwell
's, and advanced to the lines of the previous year at the head of Grimball
Only the gunboat McDonough
was ready to co-operate, for the monitors were not on hand.
Even during these early hours the troops suffered greatly from the heat, and in moving over Cole's Island
several men of the Fifty-fourth fell exhausted, and one dropped senseless.
The bridge to James Island
was crossed at 6 A. M., bringing us upon familiar ground.
, of General Schimmelfennig
's staff, were greeted as they passed by the officers.
Some prisoners were encountered going to the rear under guard.
Passing our old camp-ground and bearing to the left, the Seventyfourth Pennsylvania
(a German regiment, as was the