against the enemy's sharpshooters lodged in the ruins.
Their shots caused small daily casualties in Sumter
, swelling out to nineteen in number October 31, when a falling wall killed many, and fifteen on November 6, when a mortar-shell exploded in front of a bombproof.
Capt. T. C. Ferris
, Independent New York Battalion (Les Enfans Perdus), made a daring reconnoissance of the fort at night, November 2.
He landed, and with one man scaled the wall until discovered and fired upon.
Then they retired safely to their comrade in the boat, bringing some bricks away as trophies.
There was a gala day in Charleston
on November 2 when Jefferson Davis
arrived on his return from a visit to General Bragg
extended to him all official courtesy; but their private relations were strained.
found the troops and works in good condition.
was apprehensive of attack at some point on his long lines at this period, and thought an attack on Sullivan's Island
or another assault on Sumter
on his return used every means to have the many detached and detailed men returned to the colors, as heavy working parties of from one hundred to two hundred men were still called for to labor on the new works.
Our first instalment of furloughed men having returned, the second left for Hilton Head
on November 12. Lieutenant Howard
relieved Lieutenant Littlefield
as acting adjutant.
of Company F was made acting sergeant-major and Sergeant Vogelsang
of Company H quartermaster-sergeant.
News was received the last of November that the matter of pay had come up in a new form.