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The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1863., [Electronic resource], The disagreement among the Yankee commanders off Charleston — An Expose of the quarrel. (search)
onor of taking possession of a fortress which the former had reduced. For, in pursuance of the original agreement between Dahlgren and Gillmore, the latter was actively preparing transportation for two small picked regiments, numbering together five hundred men, with whom he intended to take Sumter by escalade. This "misunderstanding"was quite fully developed by a recent correspondence between Dahlgren and Gillmore, of which we have minute information in a letter received yesterday from Hilton Head. Dahlgren first writes to Gilmore, requesting him to "subdue the fire" of Sumter, as be intended soon to remove the obstructions between that work and Moultrie, adding that if that fire could be "subdued" he might be saved the necessity of engaging Sumter with his iron clads, all whose powers would be required against the interior defences of Charleston. To which Gillmore made reply, in substance, that he had supposed that Sumter was a helpless and harmless ruins, so far as its