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[31] wing; one ditto, mounted to the right of the magazine to command the ditch of the main work. In the right wing are mounted three 32-pounders, making a total of twenty-three guns. There are also, in the covered way leading to the shell-room and magazine, about two hundred and fifty X-inch, one hundred Viii-inch shells, some loaded and fixed with sabots and straps; fifty 42-pounder shot, fifty boxes (four shell in each) rifled VI-inch shell of three patterns; three hundred Viii-inch and VI-inch canister, rammers, sponges, primers, and tools of all descriptions. The magazine door, being locked, was not entered.

Fort Beauregard, on Bay Point, has four faces, upon which guns are mounted, each face looking on the water, and each gun so mounted as to command the water approach to Broad and Beaufort Rivers. The guns are thirteen in number, of the following sizes: five 32-pounders; one rifled VI-inch, new (gun burst and carriage entirely destroyed); five sea-coast guns, 42-pounders, long and very heavy, all in good order; one X-inch columbiad, weight 13,226 pounds (spiked and loaded); one Viii-inch columbiad, in good order. There is also, upon each flank of the main work, at a distance of about one hundred and fifty yards from it, a small work, built to command the land approach along the beach, as well as the channel abreast. Upon the outer works on the left flank are mounted two 24-pounders. Upon the outer works on the right flank are mounted three 32-pounders. Within the fort are also two field-pieces, VI-pounders, old Spanish pattern, making, in all, twenty pieces of ordnance. Within the fort was found a great amount of ammunition scattered about in disorder. In the shell-room were several hundred shells, filled and fused for the various sizes of guns. The magazine is filled with powder, put in cylinders ready for use; the powder appears to be of most excellent quality. There are two furnaces for heating shot, both filled with shot, some of them partly melted. The ammunition-chests are nearly full of powder. In a pool of water in the rear large quantities of ammunition are lying, where it was thrown by the enemy before retreating.

At Braddock's Point, at the far end of Hilton Head Island, the enemy abandoned one X-inch columbiad and two 5 1/2-inch rifled guns, and near the wharf, in retreat, left two fine 12-pounder bronze howitzers.

In the attempted defence of these works General Drayton

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