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ighborhood. The forces on Sullivan's Island (which is a portion of the sub-division commanded by Brig.-Gen. Trapier) were under the immediate command of Colonel D. M. Keitt, of the Twentieth regiment South-Carolina volunteers. Both General Trapier and Col. Keitt were on the island at the time of action, and during the firing were moving from battery to battery. General Beauregard to the troops. headquarters Department of South-Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, Charleston, S. C., April 10. General orders, no. 55. The Commanding General is gratified to have to announce to the troops the following joint resolutions unanimously adopted by the Legislature of the State of South-Carolina: Resolved, That the General Assembly reposes unbounded confidence in the ability and skill of the Commanding General of this department, and the courage and patriotism of his brave soldiers, with the blessing of God, to defend our beloved city and to beat back our vindictive foes. Reso
April 8th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 168
Doc. 158.-bombardment of Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863. off Charleston harbor, on board flag-ship New Ironsides, Wednesday, April 8, 1863. The sun has just gone down in Charleston harbor on what it is surely on straining of terms to call tire most extraordinary contest in the annals of warfare. Distressing though it be -York Times. Correspondence between Major-General Hunter and Admiral Du Pont. Headquarters Department of the South, United States transport Ben Deford, April 8, 1863. Admiral S. F. Du Pont, Flag-Ship New Ironsides, off Fort Sumter: Admiral: Not knowing what have been the results of your attack of yesterday, so far as For God bless you and keep you safe, Admiral, and believe me, with the highest esteem, D. Hunter, Major-General. flag-ship Ironsides, Charleston harbor, S. C., April 8, 1863. General: I am this moment in receipt of your most gratifying letter of this date. I did not, however, require this to satisfy me of your deep sympathy in
instant--the stranded, riddled wreck of the iron-mailed Keokuk, her baffled coadjutors forced to retire behind the range of our guns, have inspired confidence in the country that our ultimate success will be complete. An inestimably precious charge has been confided to your keeping, with every reliance on your manhood and enduring patriotism. By command of General Beauregard. Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. Official : John M. Otey, A. A.G. Mobile Register account. Charleston, April 8. A visit to Fort Sumter to-day enables me to present to your readers a more correct account of the late engagement in front of Charleston than the one already sent to you, and which was prepared the night succeeding the attack, when but few of the facts had been definitely ascertained. In order to give a full understanding of the affair, it may be necessary to begin the narrative with the first appearance of the Federal armada in this vicinity. At half-past 10 o'clock, Sunday morning
l have your letter read in every iron-clad of the fleet, so that every man under my command shall know, what has long been familiar to me, the heartfelt sympathy of the Commanding-General of the army of the Department of the South. I am, General, with the highest respect, your most obedient servant, S. F. Du Pont, Rear-Admiral Commanding South-Atlantic Squadron. To Major-General Hunter, Commanding Department of the South, off Charleston. Charleston Mercury account. Charleston, April 11. At two o'clock, P. M., just as the officers had seated themselves for dinner, the first advance of the iron-clad fleet was announced to the commandant of the post. Their anchorage had been within the bar of Ship Channel, off the southern end of Morris Island, some four or five miles from Sumter. Upon inspection, it was judged that good time would be allowed for the conclusion of the meal, and, after communicating the movement by telegraph to headquarters in Charleston, dinner was comf
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