Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations On The Coasts Of South Carolina And Georgia, And In Middle And East Florida
HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA.
Charleston, S.C., September 24, 1863.
Brig. Gen. R. S. RIPLEY,
Commanding First Military District:
GENERAL: I am instructed by the commanding general to inform you that in Major Elliott's report from Fort Sumter, of the 23d instant, he says that the fire of Moultrie on the sand-hills and Gregg, produces but little effect, but when directed at Wagner, where the working parties are larger, it invariably causes them to seek cover.
He also directs you to appoint a board of competent persons to estimate the value of the submarine torpedo-boat at the time She was taken possession of by the military authorities.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN F. O'BRIEN,
Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General
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