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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
in two or three days. I then called on General Ripley, who commands the garrison and forts of Chdhurst. Captain Feilden accompanied me to General Ripley's office, and at 12 o'clock the latter offook guns to throw flat-headed projectiles (General Ripley told me that these Brook guns, about whicht and seven-inch flatheads were used upon her. Ripley said he would give a great deal for some more serious attack, and not a reconnoissance. General Ripley spoke with the greatest confidence of beinar. At 5 P. M. I dined with General and Mrs. Ripley. The dinner was a very sumptuous one, for Island at the end nearest to Fort Sumter. General Ripley pointed at Fort Wagner with some pride. this catastrophe was not deemed probable. General Ripley told me that, in his opinion, the proper mds when within 1,200 yards. He agreed with General Ripley that the 15-inch gun is rather a failure; the former operations against Charleston. General Ripley told us that shelling was still going on v[6 more...]