A foot-bridge over the marshes connected it with the main post.
Stores had to be brought in rowboats.
Much vegetation covered the ground, rendering it altogether a pleasanter spot than Morris Island
Some twenty-five men were detailed daily for guards and pickets.
A non-commissioned officer and five men in each of two boats were sent at night to guard the water-ways toward James Island
. Sergt. Joseph Sulsey
of Company E was appointed acting sergeant-major.
A detail of twenty-three non-commissioned officers and men was placed under instruction until proficiency was attained in artillery practice.
assumed command of Morris Island
on the 20th, relieving Colonel Davis
, who, with the Fifty-second and One Hundred and Fourth Pennsylvania, departed for Hilton Head
The next day Colonel Montgomery
arrived and relieved Colonel Hallowell
He brought the Thirty-fourth United States Colored Troops (formerly the Second South Carolina) and the Twenty-first United States Colored Troops. Col. William Gurney
, with his regiment, the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh New York, came on the 23d, and in turn relieved Montgomery
In consequence of these frequent changes of postcom-mander some of the Fifty-fourth companies were as often shifted from one duty to another.
On the 23d Companies B and G were made the provost-guard at Morris Island
; but Company B was relieved therefrom in two or three days. Companies A, I, and K, under Lieutenant Leonard
, were detailed for a few days as boat infantry.
, with Company D, relieved a company of the Thirtyfourth United States Colored Troops as the garrison of Fort Shaw