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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations before Charleston in May and July, 1862. (search)
, offensively, since repulse of 16th ult., except the firing of the few shell on 20th. Grand salute today at sunrise along our entire line, and at Forts Johnson, Sumter, and Moultrie, in honor of our successes before Richmond. Enemy reported to be advancing. Troops under arms and to the front. False alarm. Enemy suspected to be about to retire from the island. July 5. Enemy's land force, known to have been retiring for several days from Grimball's, now ascertained to be all withdrawn from that place. Transports for several days past seen going out of Stono. Gunboats in the river off Grimball's. July 7. Major William Duncan, First regiment South Carolina Volunteers, narrowly escaped being made prisoner by a party of the enemy at the large work thrown up between Rivers's burnt house and the Stono; party probably from gunboats. Enemy withdrawn from Legare's. July 8. Enemy known to have altogether abandoned James Island, and our city to be safe for the present.