Letter, 22 December

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    Ft Sumter Decr 22nd 1863 Major Wm H Echols Chief Engr S. C. Major I have the honor to report that the Negros were engaged from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. this morning [and] from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in continuing filling over gallery in N. angle, in completing gallery around base of reinforce S. W. angle, in unloading boats and landing heavy lumber, in mining towards magazine passages S. W. angle through old mess rooms and clearing away earth from cave in passage, and storing it near at hand for use; in framing heavy lumber for entrance to bomb proof S. W. angle, upper mess rooms and making door for magazine. Garrison details worked from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. today in carrying sand from wharf and W. casemates for use of Negros employed in filling over gallery. Revetment of interior of old quarters and work at S. W. stairway is greatly deterred by the great settling of earth from above. No firing to report. I have the honor to be Very Respectfully F M Hall Asst Engr in Charge [End Page 1] Fort Sumter Decr 22nd 1863 F M Hall Asst Engr In Charg Daily Report CS Engineer Office Charleston 23decr 63 Resplly forwarded Wm H Echols Maj [and] Chf Eg SC [End Page 2]
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    Ft Sumter Decr 22nd 1863 Major Wm H Echols Chief Engr S. C. Major I have the honor to report that the Negros were engaged from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. this morning [and] from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in continuing filling over gallery in N. angle, in completing gallery around base of reinforce S. W. angle, in unloading boats and landing heavy lumber, in mining towards magazine passages S. W. angle through old mess rooms and clearing away earth from cave in passage, and storing it near at hand for use; in framing heavy lumber for entrance to bomb proof S. W. angle, upper mess rooms and making door for magazine. Garrison details worked from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. today in carrying sand from wharf and W. casemates for use of Negros employed in filling over gallery. Revetment of interior of old quarters and work at S. W. stairway is greatly deterred by the great settling of earth from above. No firing to report. I have the honor to be Very Respectfully F M Hall Asst Engr in Charge [End Page 1] Fort Sumter Decr 22nd 1863 F M Hall Asst Engr In Charg Daily Report CS Engineer Office Charleston 23decr 63 Resplly forwarded Wm H Echols Maj [and] Chf Eg SC [End Page 2]
Title:
Letter, 22 December
Date:
1863-12-22
Collection:
Daily reports, 1863 Dec. 17-23
Contributing Institution:
South Carolina Historical Society
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Echols, William H., d. 1909, Hall, F. M.
Topical Subject:
Fortification South Carolina, Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.), Slave labor, Slaves--United States, Slavery--South Carolina
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865—Sources, Confederate States of America. Engineer Bureau, Confederate States of America. Engineer Dept, Confederate States of America--Defenses, Confederate States of America--History, Confederate States of America--History, Military, Confederate States of America—History—Sources
Language:
English
Series:
South Carolinians at Work
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Copyright Status Statement:
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