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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
tringent measures of retaliation. Up to this time the threat to shell the city has not been executed. There seems to be a discrepancy between these two bulletins about General Gillmore shelling the city. Charleston, Friday, August 23d. To-day the land batteries opened from south to north, and the Monitors from east to west, coming close up; the fire was very damaging. The east wall was crushed and breached, and the shot swept through the fort. A shell burst, wounding Lieutenant Boylston, Colonel Rhett and three other officers. The fort (Sumter) is now in ruins. Colonel Rhett is ordered to hold this outpost, even as a forlorn hope, until relieved or taken. Colonel Gaillard was killed. General Gillmore sent a communication at 11 o'clock, giving notice that at 11 o'clock to-morrow he would open fire again on Charleston. Charleston, August 24th. The enemy's fire on Sumter slackened to-day. The fleet has not participated. At 12 o'clock last night t