of detached light works for field-guns and infantry.
Their left was the fortified camp of Secessionville, where, before Battery Lamar
, General Benham
was repulsed in the spring of 1862.
, the Confederate Department
commander, considered an attack on Charleston
by way of James Island
as the most dangerous to its safety.
He posted his forces accordingly, and on July 10 had 2,926 effectives there, with 927 on Morris Island
, 1,158 on Sullivan's Island
, and 850 in the city.
Few troops from other points were spared when Morris Island
was attacked on the 10th; therefore Terry
's diversion had been effective.
's weakness been known, Terry
's demonstration in superior force might have been converted into a real attack, and James Island
fallen before it, when Charleston
must have surrendered or been destroyed.
, on the 11th, with Company B, was sent to John's Island
to prevent a repetition of firing upon our vessels by artillery such as had occurred that morning.
In the afternoon the Tenth Connecticut and Ninetyseventh Pennsylvania
, covered by the ‘Pawnee
's’ fire, advanced the picket line.
Word was received of an unsuccessful assault on Fort Wagner
, with considerable loss to us. Abraham F. Brown
of Company E accidentally shot himself to death with a small pistol he was cleaning.
Late that afternoon Lieutenant-Colonel Hallowell
, with Companies D, F, I, and K, went out on picket in front of our right, remaining throughout a dark and stormy night.
During the night of the 13th, Captain Emilio
, with Company E, picketed about Legareville