A large sidewheel steamer with smokestacks painted red and lead-color, called the ‘Flore,’ was chased ashore on Sullivan's Island
during the night of the 22d, and was destroyed the next day by our guns.
On or about the 29th, Brig.-Gen. Edward E. Potter
assumed command of the district, relieving General Scammon
About this period our fire upon the city was stronger than for some time.
November 5, a small vessel was discovered ashore in front of Fort Moultrie
She seemed to be loaded with cotton and turpentine, for our shells soon set her on fire, and she burned until after dark.
, our commissioner of exchange, had arrived at Hilton Head
with 3,200 Confederate prisoners.
He met Captain Black
, the Confederate
agent, on the 11th, in the Savannah River
, and arranged for exchanges at that point which took place soon afterward.
With November came colder and more stormy days, rendering it bleak and cheerless on Morris Island
, exposed to the chilling winds and damp atmosphere.
News of the re-election of President Lincoln
was received with enthusiasm as a guarantee that the war would be vigorously prosecuted.
relieved General Potter
on the 17th of the district command.
Some changes had taken place among the officers since the return from James Island
. Lieut. Frederick H. Webster
reported for duty July 16, and Asst.-Surg. Louis D. Radzinsky
, August 16. Captain Jones
departed North sick, July 29, and never returned.
, Adjutant Howard
, Quartermaster Ritchie
, and Captains Emilio
received leave of absence for short periods.
was furloughed to prosecute his claims for muster in the North