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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Acting Master Hugh H. Savage, USS General Putnam, June 9-10, 1864

NH 59379: USS William G. Putnam (1861-1865)Report of Acting Master Savage, U. S. Navy, regarding expenditure of ammunition in the attack upon Fort Clifton, Va., June 9-10, 1864.

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


  1. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume X, p. 139
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