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tors, were in position and commenced an action which lasted until about 3.30 p. m.

The fire directed at this post was continuous, though not very severe. It was returned slowly until about 10.30 a. m., when it ceased by order of General Clingman. I resumed it, however, about the end of the action,when I saw the enemy were endeavoring to get off a disabled monitor.

The only casualty at this post was Lieutenant Macbeth, who was severely stunned.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant M. KING,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 8. Report of Captain C. H. Rivers, Third South Carolina Artillery.

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, September 9, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have honor to report that yesterday, at abut 9 o'clock, six monitors and the Ironsides moved up within easy range of our guns. We opened fire principally on the Ironsides moved out, taking in tow one of the monitors. Immediately afterward the other iron-clads move out, with the exception of one monitor which was aground off Morris Island. At about 5 o'clock she succeeded in getting off.

There were no casualties of importance among my men. Two were slightly wounded by fragments of shell, but are on duty at present.

Eighty shots were fired from my battery during the engagement.

Both officers and men behaved with coolness and worked their guns with energy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding Battery K.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 9. Report of Captain John C. Mitchel, First South Carolina Artillery, commanding artillery at Fort Johnson and Battery Simkins.


SIR: I have the honor to report that having been ordered yesterday morning to concentrate all available fire on a monitor aground at

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