interior rapidly proceeded; 12,000 pounds of powder, 5 boxes of port-fire, 7200 priming-tubes, 1 box paper-fuses, assorted, 50 Brooke bolts, 50 10-inch solid shot, 50 10-inch shell, 20 rifle shell, about 50 damaged muskets, sponges, rammers, and iron hand-spikes shipped on steamer Spaulding. Companies C and F left fort last night for duty with Lieutenant-Colonel Yates, at Fort Johnson.
They were replaced by 150 men, of two reserved regiments, of Colquitt's brigades, under command of Captain G. W. Wharthen.
Land-batteries commenced firing at 6 A. M., firing slowly. A. Rhett, Col. Comdg.
Sumter, August 27th, 1863.
Extract from Journal Kept at Post.
August 26th.—The entire day 130 shot and shell were fired at fort: 45 struck outside, 45 inside, and 40 missed.
Fire to-day slack and inaccurate; damage not very perceptible.
Most of the holes stopped on the outside are undisturbed, and but one or two new ones made on east scarp, southeast pancoupe and east magazin