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IV.—extract from ‘Table of effect of projectiles on the walls of Fort Sunder,’ report of Major William H. Echols, Confederate States Engineer, transmitted to Major D. B. Harris, Chief Engineer of the Department, with his report, dated April 9, 1863.

323Embrasure ‘A.’ Exterior concrete keystone and interior embrasure arch knocked out ; masonry cracked.
41509Assisted No. 3 : spent.
51110Penetrated concrete and new masonry facing.
93 shots.26One 15-inch, two others not known; parapet wall cracked 25 feet in length ; serious damage, perhaps by exploding shell.
101523Interior arch of embrasure ‘B’ dislocated; masonry between piers and embrasure badly shaken and projecting.
121516Shook masonry.
1516Interior embrasure ‘C’ arch broken ; masonry cracked.
1816Masonry shaken.
1930Exploding shell on pier ; not much internal injury.
2116Masonry around embrasure ‘D’ badly cracked and projecting inside.
221550Penetrated, striking head of arch and thrown upward, tearing away a quantity of masonry, not seriously damaging body of masonry ; exploded in casemate.
231150Same effect as No. 22 : destroyed embrasure ‘E.’
2426Not seriously damaging body of masonry.
251550Same effect as No. 22 ; destroyed embrasure ‘F;’ exploded in parade.
2714No serious damage.
2924Serious damage : wall not much cracked.
311510Knocked off one foot of angle.
3516Shook masonry.
361513Broke and projected in sole of embrasure ‘G.’
4121Exploding shell.
4824Exploding shell cracked parapet wall.
49Knocked out iron embrasure slab 1 foot wide, 6 inches thick, 3 feet long ; indented it 1 1/2 inches, and broke it in three pieces ; shook masonry.
52Entered western quarters and exploded, damaging walls.
54Demolished 10-inch columbiad carriage and chassis in southwest angle.

note.—Three shots in all struck or entered quarters. A sketch by Major Echols, showing the effect of these shots, will be found in Volume XIV. of Official Records of War of the Rebellion.

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