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II.—ironclad attack on Fortifications of Charleston Harbor, April 7, 1863.1

Name of vessel.Kind and calibre of armament.Projectiles fired.Nearest approach to Sumter or Moultrie.Times hit.Remarks.
New Ironsides2 150-pdr. rifles11,000 yards.Not stated.Confederates say the New Ironsides was hit 65 times.
14 Xi-inch7
Montauk 1 XV-inch10700 yards.14
1 Xi-inch161
Passaic1 XV-inch9880 yards, or less.35One gun temporarily disabled.
1 Xi-inch22
Weehawken1 XV-inch11Not given.53One gun temporarily disabled.
1 Xi-inch15
Patapsco1 XV-inch5600 yards.47Rifle temporarily disabled.
1 150-pdr. rifle5
Catskill1 XV-inch10600 yards.20
1 Xi-inch12
Nantucket1 XV-inch3750 yards.51One gun temporarily disabled.
1 Xi-inch12
Nahant1 XV inch34500 yards.36Turret disabled for one day; not in good order for one month.
1 Xi-inch44
Keokuk 2 Xi-inch3550 yards.90Totally disabled; sunk next day off Morris Island.

Vessels, 9; guns in action, 23; fires, 139; range, from 500 to 2,100 yards: fuses for shells cut for flights of from 8% to 15 seconds; charges: XV-inch, 35 pounds; Xi-inch, 15 to 20 pounds; rifles, 46 pounds. Moultrie received 12 shots, Wagner 2, Sumter the remainder, which was struck 55 times.

note.—Colonel Rhett. commanding Fort Sumter, reports that no monitor approached nearer than 1,000 yards; the Keokuk to within 900 yards; Ironsides, 1,700 yards. Beauregard reports that the fleet did not come nearer than 1,100 yards to outer batteries, save the Keokuk, which drifted to within 900 yards of Sumter. Engineer Echols reports nearest approach of monitors, 900 yards ; of Ironsides to Moultrie, 1,700 yards, and to Sumter, 2,000 yards.

1 Table compiled from official reports.

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