Monday, September 23, 2013

September 16, 1863

September 16, 1863

---Gen. Granger, commanding Rosecrans’ reserves, reports that Confederate troops have been passing through Ringgold, Georgia, which would put them on the exposed left flank of Rosecrans’ extended lines, rather than only in front, at La Fayette, which is where Rosecrans thinks the Rebels are. 

---In Washington, Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, writes in his journal of his frustration at the reports he is getting---or not getting---from his commanders down at Charleston:

September 16, Wednesday. Dispatches and also a private letter from Dahlgren speak of the assault and repulse at Sumter. Neither is clear and explicit. I should judge it had been a hasty and not very thoroughly matured movement.

---Gen. Quincy Gillmore, in command of Federal forces near Charleston, calls off the attacks on Fort Sumter (after an abortive landing) and other Rebel strong points.  He congratulates his troops on capturing Morris Island, finally.  

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