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The projectiles for the 200-pounders, however, weighed only 150 pounds, and those for the 100-pounders only 80 pounds. With this feeble array of guns-feeble because largely wanting in the strength required for throwing, with a breaching velocity, even the light projectiles provided for them — the great work of the siege was begun.
During the operations fifty-one of these Parrott rifles were expended by bursting, most of them prematurely.
Meanwhile between the middle of June and the 6th of July preparations for the descent upon Morris Island went quietly forward.
It was deemed necessary that this attack should be a surprise in order to insure success.
On the extreme northern end of Folly Island forty-seven field and siege guns and mortars were quietly placed in position, screened by thick under-growth from the view of the enemy on the opposite side of Light-House inlet.
They were intended to operate against his batteries there, protect the column of boats in its advance acros