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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations before Charleston in May and July, 1862. (search)
Design of the enemy to occupy apparent. Enemy said to be advancing this evening. Untrue. June 5. Enemy said to be advancing this evening. Our troops marched to the front. Everything quiet by sundown. No fight. June 6. Brigadier-General W. D. Smith arrived on the island and assumed command, General Mercer having been ordered to take command at Savannah. Picket guard this evening, under Colonel C. H. Stevens, Twenty-fourth regiment South Carolina Volunteers, skirmished with the he front. Everything soon quiet. Enemy moving about Grimball's, on the Stono. June 8. Enemy evidently in force at Grimball's. A prisoner brought in this evening. June 10 During a reconnoisance in some force this afternoon, under General Smith, a part of the troops — the Forty seventh Georgia Volunteers, Colonel Williams commanding — were repulsed in the woods, at Grimball's, after a gallant onset upon the enemy, advantageously posted, supported by artillery and aided by his gunboa