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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 13, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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e classed as heavy, if not above the calibre of 32, except rifled 32-pounders. The following conclusions were arrived at: 1st. The existing defences of the entrance are: Beauregard battery, with two heavy guns; Fort Moultrie, with nine; the Sand Batteries on the west end of Sullivan's Island, with but four yet mounted; and Fort Sumter, with thirty-eight. Of the Gorge, say nine guns in Fort Moultrie, thirty-two in Fort Sumter (not including seven 10-inch mortars), and as yet but four in the Sand batteries. Of the Harbor, say fourteen guns of Fort Sumter, and the four guns in the new Sand batteries. Fort Johnson has one rifled 32-pounder, but it is not banded, and is unsafe. For the City defence, some batteries have been arranged and commenced, but heavy guns are neither mounted nor disposable. 2d. The floating boom is incomplete. 3d. It is no barrier now. 4th. The boom, even if completed on the present plan, might be forced, although it would serve as a check
Shelling a Federal steamer. New Orleans, July 10. --(Received in Richmond at midnight on the 11th.)--At six o'clock on Tuesday morning the Sand Batteries on Ship Island opened fire on a Federal war steamer, at about two miles distant. The war steamer shot some thirty odd rounds of shell and round shot, which sunk in the sand, and was used by the Confederates in their return fire. It is believed that the steamer was struck three times in the hull. The shells from the Sand Battery explunds of shell and round shot, which sunk in the sand, and was used by the Confederates in their return fire. It is believed that the steamer was struck three times in the hull. The shells from the Sand Battery exploded over the war vessel, which must have materially injured her. She immediately hand off and directed her course for Chandler Island, which is 12 miles from our batteries. On the Confederate side one man received a slight injury on one of his legs. No other damage was done.