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ed, and ready, if required, to repel any assault made upon the works. On Morris Island, south of Sumter, an important position, a small open battery was commencedthat quarter, though the danger of such an occurrence was much less than on Morris Island, in front of which was a good roadstead, where the Federal fleet lay till the end of the war. See General Beauregard's report of the defence of Morris Island in July, August, and September, 1863. In his first conference with General partment about the middle of August, 1863, shortly before the evacuation of Morris Island, which occurred on the 7th of September. At that time the works in South Cd never break, consisted in the magnificent works on James, Sullivan's, and Morris Islands, and in different parts of the Charleston Harbor, and in the city proper—alLight Art'y or Field-w'ks.Cavalry.Total. James Island10,0001000550011,500 Morris Island1,000250501,300 Sullivan's Island1,5008001502,350 Christ Church1,000100120
the enemy may enable him to make. In compliance with this request, Generals Ripley and Gist, the commander and sub-commander of the district referred to, furnished the following report: Headquarters, First Military Dist., S. C., Charleston, Oct. 25th, 1862. Increase of numerical force called for by Brigadier-General S. R. Gist, commanding: For Defence of James Island and the Main. Of all arms17,661 1 light artillery ...........100200 1 company artillery ....100 For Morris Island. 1 company artillery for enfilade battery100 Sullivan's Island. 2 regiments ............20002,600 1 battalion cavalry ....400 2 light batteries ........200 For Mount Pleasant. 1 regiment artillery for works in progress1,000 ——— Total numerical increase called for21,561 R. S. Ripley, Brig.-Genl. Comdg. As the effective force, of all arms, on James Island amounted at that time to 2910, and that in the City of Charleston and on the main to 1279 (in all, 4189), it followed that<
cial instructions on the 22d: 1. The 8-inch shell (naval) gun, now on the wharf, will be transported and placed on the new battery at John's Island Ferry. 2. The 32-pounder navy gun, being rifled and banded at Eason's shop, must be sent, when ready for service, to White Point Battery, to be placed in position on the Ashley River, adjoining the position at the salient intended for heavier guns. 3. The 10-inch bronze (old pattern) mortar on wharf will be placed in Battery Wagner, Morris Island. 4. New beds and elevating screws will be supplied, as soon as possible, for three 10-inch mortars in Fort Sumter. 5. If not already done, one rifled and banded 32-pounder will be transferred from Battery Means to Beauregard. 6. If not already done, a 12-pounder rifled piece outside of Fort Pemberton will be sent, with the proper supply of ammunition, to Winyaw Bay. 7. Two 24-pounder guns (on siege carriages) now on the eastern cremaillere lines of James Island will be sent t
angle, and east face—taking their position close along the eastern shore of Morris Island, after silencing Battery Wagner. By adopting this plan their steamers, gunsh land rifled and mortar batteries on the sandhills along the sea-shore of Morris Island, at the distance of from one to two miles from Sumter, as was done in the r the 10-inch now expected from that city, so locating it as to fire towards Morris Island when required; secondly, a strong fieldwork should be thrown up as soon as from the fire of the batteries located by the enemy along the sea-shore of Morris Island. The Cummings's Point Battery should be armed with the heaviest and longesurces in all practicable ways. In order to prevent night reconnoissances on Morris and Sullivan's islands, General Beauregard now ordered the Commander of the Firvalry, to be sent for that purpose from the mainland, and to see to it that Morris Island, which he thought was the more exposed to hostile incursions, should be spe
e defeat inflicted on the enemy. the Keokuk sinks near Morris Island on the 8th. on the 12th the monitors steam, and are to channel without returning the fire of the batteries on Morris Island, unless signal should be made to commence action. Thebable the next point of attack will be the batteries on Morris Island. * * * F. S. Dupont, Rear-Admiral, Comdg. South Atlant South Carolina, had been charged with the same duty on Morris Island. General Beauregard had also requested Commodore Inglf at Battery Bee, where he remained during the fight. Morris Island, the third subdivision, was under Colonel R. F. Graham.miles from Fort Sumter and three-fourths of a mile from Morris Island. The remainder of the fleet were repairing damages. Pat the mouth of the creek, in rear of Cummings's Point, Morris Island. There I would await the proper hours of the night, whhe moon. I would then coast quietly along the beach of Morris Island to a point nearest the enemy's present position, where
ormation concerning the enemy's descent on Morris Island. General Beauregard's reply.> No soone leave less than a regiment of infantry on Morris Island, which, if once carried by the enemy, woulcupy and fortify Folly Island and threaten Morris Island, as is now the case. Late Northern pape 16th inst., proposing that the portion of Morris Island now occupied by the enemy, after it shall eral Beauregard's Report of the Defence of Morris Island, which forms the subject of the next chapter casks should be furnished the troops on Morris Island, for the construction of rat-holes; and thera-tion in the defence of Fort Sumter and Morris Island. It bore date July 18th, and was in thesey, erelong, of withdrawing our forces from Morris Island. He therefore instructed General Ripley the enemy's lodgment on the southern end of Morris Island. A letter of searching inquiry was forwarnt of the descent of the Federal forces on Morris Island, and of the reasons of its success. From [7 more...]
enemy's concentration on Little Folly and Morris islands. nine hundred shot and shell fired at Wagries Wagner and Gregg. effective force on Morris Island. the enemy's advanced works on the 10th olleryCavalry James Island1,1841,569153 Morris Island 61228926 Sullivan's Island204726 228 Ci had the garrison been weakened to support Morris Island. On the afternoon of the 10th of July dn, I had to lengthen the period of duty on Morris Island to three days. On the morning of the 18Sumter opened on the enemy's rifle-pits on Morris Island. The guns of Battery Wagner about this tire seen throughout the day disembarking on Morris Island. I telegraphed on that day: Have nine hour, when Colonel Keitt, commanding on Morris Island, ordered the brave artillerists and their during the night, 3000 men on north end of Morris Island, making in all 4000 men available; bearingland. It was agreed that the holding of Morris Island as long as possible was most important to [102 more...]
those which the enemy's land-batteries on Morris Island had disabled and those which were previousinckney, the provisioning and ammunitioning of Morris, James, and Sullivan's islands, and of Christ ats in sweeping the interior water face of Morris Island. Some of the guns of Fort Moultrie must aeral Beauregard's report of the defence of Morris Island, T See preceding chapter. it is also apneral Hagood's narrative of the defence of Morris Island. Previous to this, and in view of a pr 1st. Seventy-five men were not taken on Morris Island, for only two boats' crews—about 19 men ans holding these works and the north end of Morris Island, during the fifty-eight days siege, variedtely covered by General Gillmore's guns on Morris Island, but at the distance of four miles from hir, the total loss in killed and wounded on Morris Island, from July 10th to September 7th, 1863, waod's narrative of the defence of James and Morris islands, from July, 1863, to the early part of 186[11 more...]
t probable they will endeavor to take the Fort Johnson lines facing towards Morris Island in flank and reverse, to favor an infantry attack upon Battery Simkins, and Wampler, or turned back near the Martello Tower towards the marshes facing Morris Island, wherever the ground is most favorable for such a defensive line; or whetherthern States, nothing more had been accomplished. Wagner and the whole of Morris Island were in the possession of the enemy; Sumter had been silenced and reduced t to the fire of the others. From Cummings's Point and the other works of Morris Island the bombardment was maintained during the whole of the month of November anna) after this attack upon her. She remained some time at her anchorage off Morris Island, evidently undergoing repairs; she was then towed to Port Royal, probably t. On the night of the 11th ultimo I ordered all our batteries bearing on Morris Island to open a heavy simultaneous fire on that portion, as if a cover for an ass
in view of the operations of the enemy on Morris Island, the Chief-Engineer has been instructed toharleston, S. C.: General,—The force on Morris Island, in the opinion of the Commanding General,sential that there should be constantly on Morris Island an efficient local staff, especially an ortrengthen our means of defence and hold on Morris Island? Doubtless the ironclad vessels of the h expedition. The movement of troops to Morris Island the General wishes so conducted that for tevery effort made to keep the batteries on Morris Island supplied with proper ammunition. Has a ative to the provisioning and ammunitioning of Morris, James, and Sullivan's islands, and Christ Chuthe several months preceding the attack on Morris Island. I will, however, proceed to answer his i could have held the southern extremity of Morris Island until larger had arrived from other pointses of attack—one by James and the other by Morris Island. The first led directly to the city, the [74 more...]<