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hose of Moultrie. The fate of her consorts had not deterred her from this attempt, but she soon repented her defiant act; for the guns of our first circle of fire were now directed against her, and she soon abandoned the fight, worsted, and unable to endure the ordeal to which she had been subjected. Colonel Rhett thus refers to this incident in his official report: She received our undivided attention, and the effect of our fire was soon apparent. The wrought-iron bolts from a 7-inch Brooke gun were plainly seen to penetrate her turret and hull, and she retired in forty minutes, riddled and apparently almost disabled. After being under the fire of our forts and batteries for two hours and twenty-five minutes, at distances varying from nine hundred to seventeen hundred yards, the whole ironclad fleet finally withdrew, and anchored beyond the range of our guns. The battle was fought. The day was ours. In his report, already referred to, Colonel Rhett says: The enemy'
ctions should also have been put in the river under the guns of the work, and a battery at Legare's should have been located to guard the approach via Folly River Creek. This short line of works would have dispensed entirely with the long, weak, and expensive system adopted for the defence of James Island. Respectfully, your obedient servant, Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. On the 27th General Beauregard again called on the War Department for heavy guns, and asked leave to borrow two Brooke 32-pounders, intended for Vicksburg, and lying idle on the wharf at Mobile. From the fact that General Gillmore was then in command of the Federal troops around Charleston he inferred that another and a more serious attack would soon be made. A force of some six regiments, he stated, was in possession of Folly Island, under Brigadier-General Vogdes, an officer of the old service, of known ability, who had been stationed at Fort; Moultrie before the war, and had already figured against Gene
at once, of a new battery on Shell Point—Battery Simkins—in advance of Fort Johnson, for one 10-inch columbiad, one 6.40 Brooke gun, and three 10-inch mortars. The armament of Fort Moultrie was ordered to be increased by guns taken from Fort Sumterd: Have received four 10-inch columbiads and four 10-inch mortars. Regret to say, by order of Secretary of Navy, two Brooke guns have been taken from me, to be shut up in a new gunboat, so pierced as only to give a range of a mile and a half at nd the coast line were nearly denuded. Instructions were given for increasing the armament of Fort Johnson by two 6.40 Brooke guns turned over by the Navy Department, and to place floating torpedoes in certain localities. Brigadier-General Merct barbette battery parapet much loosened and undermined, though not displaced; one 10-inch and one 11-inch gun untouched; Brooke gun-carriage shattered, but can easily be mounted on 10-inch columbiad carriage. * * * During the seven days that the
ery respectfully, your obedient servant, Jno. F. O'Brien, Major, and A. A. G. Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., Sept. 15th, 1863. Brig.-General R. S. Ripley, Comdg. First Mil. Dist., etc., etc.: General,—I am instructed to communicate to you the following orders of the Commanding General: 1st. That the treble-banded Brooke gun which burst on Sullivan's Island be brought to the city as soon as practicable. 2d. That, if not already done, the other Brooke gun which arrived from Richmond be forthwith sent to Sullivan's Island. This was ordered several days ago. 3d. That you will please inform these Headquarters whether the order in reference to the picket at Monk's Corner has yet been complied with, and any deserters arrested. 4th. That you turn over, temporarily, to Lieutenant Rochelle, C. S. N., for army transportation and guard purposes in the harbor, all row-boats, barges, etc., not required for your current wants, taking proper r
pparent. The wrought-iron bolts from a 7-inch Brooke gun were plainly seen to penetrate her turret number of guns brought into action: Two 7-inch Brooke guns, four 10-inch columbiads, two 9-inch Dahlt and one 7-inch rifle shot, and a wroughtiron Brooke bolt had penetrated seven-eighths of its lengtance, say, of nine hundred yards as the 7-inch Brooke bolts against such structures as the turrets ol 10-inch columbiads and 7-inch rifled guns of Brooke's pattern that can be supplied by the works ind, for one 10-inch columbiad and one 6.40-inch Brooke rifled gun, on traversingcar-riage, with provitraverses, and the placing there of the 7-inch Brooke gun from the northeast salient angle—the lattepriming-tubes, 1 box paper-fuses, assorted, 50 Brooke bolts, 50 10-inch solid shot, 50 10-inch shelltar shell, ammunition chests, wheels, etc. One Brooke gun and one 42-pounder, rifled, were thrown ovht to the city for disposition. The 11-inch Brooke gun, referred to in your letter of the 2d inst[4 more...]