Extract from Journal of Operations in Charleston Harbor
October 4, 1863 -- A small submarine affair was observed to-day with the fleet, and was towed over the bar and brought inside by one of the blockading vessels.
October 5, 1863.--There are inside the bar this morning the Ironsides, four monitors, two mortar-[boats], seven wooden gunboats, and twenty supply vessels; also a small craft having the appearance of a submarine boat (mentioned in journal yesterday). Eleven vessels of the usual character are reported off the bar and nineteen in Light-House Inlet.
October 6, 1863.-- Major Elliott reports two submarine affairs near the Ironsides, also several wooden gunboats. The Ironsides appears to have escaped injury from last night's attempt to destroy her.
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