Letter, 23 December

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    Fort Sumter, Decr 23rd 63 Maj W H Echols Chief Engr S.C. Major, I have thehonor to state that the hands were employed from 5 p.m. to 12 midnight, and again today from 7 to 2 p.m. in continuing filling between soffit of arches and top of gallery in N. and N. E. casemates; in mining into magazine passage S. W angle through old mess rooms; in revetting archways of S. W. casemates, and clearing entry way of earth from cave, ready for receiving revetment; in unloading boats and landing heavy lumber, in preparing and erecting frames in Commissary room S. W. angle. Garrison details were employed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in removing sand from wharf and old quarters into parade. Lt Col Harris visited the post last night. Capt. Jno Johnson arrived to take charge this evening No firing by enemy on Fort. Respectfully submitted F M Hall Asst Engr [End Page 1] Fort Sumter Decr 23rd 1863 F M Hall Asst Engr Daily Report CS Engr Office Chstn 24 Dec 63. Resply forwarded Wm H Echols Major [and] Chf Eg SC [End Page 2]
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    Fort Sumter, Decr 23rd 63 Maj W H Echols Chief Engr S.C. Major, I have thehonor to state that the hands were employed from 5 p.m. to 12 midnight, and again today from 7 to 2 p.m. in continuing filling between soffit of arches and top of gallery in N. and N. E. casemates; in mining into magazine passage S. W angle through old mess rooms; in revetting archways of S. W. casemates, and clearing entry way of earth from cave, ready for receiving revetment; in unloading boats and landing heavy lumber, in preparing and erecting frames in Commissary room S. W. angle. Garrison details were employed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in removing sand from wharf and old quarters into parade. Lt Col Harris visited the post last night. Capt. Jno Johnson arrived to take charge this evening No firing by enemy on Fort. Respectfully submitted F M Hall Asst Engr [End Page 1] Fort Sumter Decr 23rd 1863 F M Hall Asst Engr Daily Report CS Engr Office Chstn 24 Dec 63. Resply forwarded Wm H Echols Major [and] Chf Eg SC [End Page 2]
Title:
Letter, 23 December
Date:
1863-12-23
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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