n, which had just been fished up from the wreck of the Keokuk; the sister gun from the same wreck is at--. The garrison consists of 350 enlisted soldiers under Colonel Rhett.
They are called Confederate States regulars, and certainly they saluted in a more soldier-like way than the ordinary volunteers.
A great proportion of them was a serious attack, and not a reconnoissance.
General Ripley spoke with the greatest confidence of being able to repulse any other attack of the same sort.
Colonel Rhett, the commandant, entertained us with luncheon in one of the casemates.
He is a handsome and agreeable man, besides being a zealous officer.
He told me that oumptuous one, for a blockade dinner, as General Ripley called it. The other guests were Gen. Jordan, Chief of the Staff to Beauregard; Gen. Davis, Mr. Nutt, and Col. Rhett, of Fort Sumter.
Thelatter told me that if the ironclads had come any closer than they did, he should have dosed them with flat-headed bolts out of the smoothb