d and fifty men for grand guard, reporting to Col. Jos. R. Hawley, Seventh Connecticut, field-officer of the trenches.
This was the first detail other than fatigue since July 21.
The detachment relieved troops in the second parallel.
During the night it was very stormy, the rain standing in pools in the trenches.
But few shots were fired.
Charleston's bells could be heard when all was still.
At midnight the Swamp Angel again opened on the city.
About 10 A. M., on the 24th, Wagner and Johnson both opened on us, the former with grape and canister sweeping the advanced works.
In the camp, by reason of rain and high tides, the water was several inches deep in the tents on lowest ground.
A new brigade—the Fourth—was formed on the 24th, composed of the Second South Carolina, Fifty-fourth Massachusetts, and Third United States Colored Troops (the latter a new regiment from the north), under Colonel Montgomery.
About dark on the 25th a force was again advanced against the enemy's