Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

by John Beauchamp Jones

            AUGUST 17TH.—No news, except that the bombardment at Charleston is getting hotter—but the casualties are few.

            The chief ordnance officer of Gen. Lee’s army writes that the ammunition from Richmond has always to be tested before they can venture to use it. The shells for the Parrott guns are often too large—and of course would be useless in the hour of battle

            The Examiner to-day has an attack on the President for removing A. C. Myers, the Quartermaster-General.

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