Fifty-fourth boarded a small steamer, landed on Morris Island, about 5 P. M., and remained near the shore for pounder howitzers.
All the northerly portion of Morris Island was in range of Fort Sumter, the eastern James Iesides Fort Gregg, on the northerly extremity of Morris Island, which mounted three guns.
Brig.-Gen. Williamction under Stonewall Jackson, was in command of Morris Island, for the Confederates.
Wagner's garrison, on the the troops were preparing.
Upon arriving at Morris Island, Colonel Shaw and Adjutant James walked toward t:—
headquarters Fifty-Fourth Mass. Vols., Morris Island, S. C., Nov. 7, 1863. Brig.-Gen. T. Seymour, Commanding U. S. Forces, Morris Island, S. C.
General,—In answer to your request that I furnish you with a reportunteers, Col. R. G. Shaw commanding, landed upon Morris Island and reported at about six o'clock P. M. to Brig. Mason, correspondent of the New York Herald, on Morris Island, wrote under date of July 19, 1863, of the regim