Monday, September 2, 2013

August 29, 1863 (Monday): Battles Continue Around Charleston

Fort Gregg (

Captain W. F. NANCE,
Assistant Adjutant-General.
[MORRIS ISLAND, August 29, 1863.]
     CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations during last night and to-day:
     The enemy remained very quiet during the night, there being little or no firing from their sharpshooters or batteries. They commenced no new work, but were engaged in strengthening their lines already begun. The fire from our batteries on James Island was irregular, sometimes very effective. The guns at Fort Wagner did good service, greatly disturbing the enemy at their work. During the day, an irregular fire has been kept up on both sides. The 9-inch Dahlgren at Fort Gregg was dismounted this morning by a shot from the enemy's land battery.
     No serious damage has been done at Fort Wagner.
     The disposition of troops is the same as last reported, except that the Twenty-third Georgia is in position at the works in the place of the Fifty-fourth Georgia, which has been sent to Fort Gregg to be in readiness to take the boat for Fort Johnson to-night.
     Inclosed you will find a report of the casualties since last report.*
     Lieutenant Randle, my aide-de-camp, received this evening a dangerous and, I fear, fatal wound. He has been distinguished for his coolness and gallantry upon many bloody battle-fields. I shall greatly lament his loss.
     Respectfully submitted.

     A. H. COLQUITT,

    Captain W. F. NANCE
    Assistant Adjutant-General.


Official Records, Series I., Vol. 28, Part 1, Page 447.

Operations around Charleston Harbor continued with Union forces attempting to gain a foot hold on Fort Wagner. 

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