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The Daily Dispatch: September 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], The capture of gunboats on the Rappahannock. (search)
From Charleston. heavy firing — a Confederate steamer sunk — the monitors engaged in the fight. Charleston, Sunday, Aug. 30. --The enemy's fire to-day has been much heavier than on any, preceding day during the past week. It was aimed chiefly at Sumter during the morning, but in the evening was directed against Fort Wagner. The casualties at the batteries were slight. It is expected that any night the monitors may attempt to run the gauntlet of our batteries and get into the inner harbor. [Second Dispatch.] Charleston, Aug. 31. --The batteries on both sides last night kept up a heavy and uninterrupted firing. This morning the firing continues, but it is slow. Last night while the transport steamer Sumter was returning from Morris Island with the 23d Georgia regiment on board, which had been relieved, she was opened upon by mistake from battery Bee and sunk. Several were killed, wounded or drowned. [third Dispatch.] Charleston, A