Charleston Daily Courier
December 5, 1864
Siege of Charleston
FIVE HUNDRED AND FOURTEENTH DAY
In accordance with the
agreement between the Exchange Commissioners the bombardment of the city ceased
Sunday morning. Forty-eight shots have
been fired since our last report up to that time.
About half past eleven
o’clock Sunday morning a side wheel transport loaded with troops was observed
inside the Bar near the Admiral’s flag ship.
A large number of barges filled with men were observed at the stern. During the morning the barges were engaged
transferring men from the transports to the different vessels of the fleet and
to Morris’ Island. About half past
twelve she left and went outside the Bar with a large number of troops still on
Another Monitor, making
the sixth now inside the Bar, made her appearance Sunday. The Monitor off Comings’ Point during
yesterday was crowded with an unusual number of men.
Reports from the coast
state that an unusual amount of drilling and reviewing is taking place among
the enemy’s troops on Morris’ and adjacent Islands to James’ and John’s
by Sharon Strout]