U. S. S. General Putnam,
Appomattox River, Virginia, June 12, 1864.
Sir: I respectfully report to you the following expenditures of ammunition:
June 9.—In the engagement with the enemy at Fort Clifton, 20-pounder Parrot rifle, 77 shell; 77 2-pound charges.
June 10.—Parrott rifle, 3 shell; 3 2-pound charges.
Total, 80 shell; 80 charges.
June 10.— 24-pounder howitzer, 2 shell.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H[ugh]. H. Savage,
Acting Master, Commanding.
Commander J. M. B. Clitz,
Comdg. U. S. S. Osceola, Senior Naval Officer, off City Point, Va.1