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Monday, January 13, 2014

Christmas Shelling- Update

. . . an update to the post, Christmas Shelling.

The siege of Charleston.

--The Charleston Courier, of Thursday last, has the following:
One of the Yankee gunboats in Stono shelled John's Island for a short time on Tuesday. They succeeded in carrying off the two howitzers left behind by our troops last Friday, and incorrectly reported by passengers as having been recovered. One of the Timbers was left behind.
The enemy are again busy at Gregg. On Wednesday morning the embrasure for the 10-inch Columbiad bearing on Fort Sumter was reopened. It is believed that the old fort will soon be treated to another storm of shells.
Since Tuesday afternoon the enemy, with two barges, have been dragging the channel off Morris's Island, opposite Battery Wagner, with the supposed object of raising the sunken Weehawken. --Miss Plane, the lady reported as injured from a shell on Christmas morning, died on Wednesday from the effects of the injuries received.

-The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Va.) January 4, 1864.

So, Miss Plane didn't make it.

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