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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
attacked; he has — artillerymen to man this and the neighboring works, and two regiments of infantry are also encamped within a short distance. At the time of the attack on Charleston last April, there were 30,000 men to defend it; since that time 20,000 had been sent into Mississippi to reinforce Johnston. I imagine that, as the fortifications are so very extensive, the Charleston garrison ought to consist of at least 30,000 men. 14th June, 1863 (Sunday). I went to church at St. Michael's, which is one of the oldest churches in America, and is supposed to have been built a hundred and fifty years ago. The Charlestonians are very proud of it, and I saw several monuments of the time of the British dominion. This morning I made the acquaintance of a Mr. Sennec, an officer in the Confederate States navy, who, with his wife and daughter, were about to face the terrors and dangers of running the blockade, Mr. Sennec having got an appointment in Europe. The ladies told me