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.

The war of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies; Series 1 - Volume 28 (Part I), 1890, U.S. Government Printing Office

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