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ire for some time at the dawn of day. It is reported they threw their shot-into the Harriet Lane, and that that steamer, having advanced as far as the renowned Star of the West Battery, was crippled by a well aimed shot, after which she deemed it prudent to give up the dangerous attempt, and turned her sharp bow to the sea. Stevens' Iron Battery played a conspicuous and important part in the brilliant, and, as far as our men are concerned, bloodless conflict, which has placed the 12th of April, 1861, among the memorable days. The calibre of its guns, its nearness to Fort Sumter, its perfect impenetrability, the coolness and skill of its gallant gunners, made this fortification one of the most formidable of Maj. Anderson's terrible opponents. The effect of its Dahlgren's and 64-pounders was distinctly visible at an early stage of the conflict.--Clouds of mortar and brick-dust arose from the Southwest wall of the fort as the shot hissed on their errand of death. Shot after shot t
From Charleston. [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Charleston, April 12, 1861. And such another day never dawned on America, nor, perhaps, upon the world. The birth-day though it is of the immortal Clay, yet it shrouds the nation and the world in mourning, not on account of the slain, but that the same family should be so alienated and enraged with each other, that an engagement in deadly strife should be the result.--I write at 10 o'clock P. M., and will try to describe the scenes of the day. Last evening Gen. Beau-regard demanded Fort Sumter, and it was denied. At 3 o'clock A. M. he visited Maj Anderson in person, to see if some arrangement could not be made to save the effusion of blood. Major A. would enter into no negotiations. At 4:27 A. M. the first gun was fired, and in quick succession another. An interval of 15 minutes and off go two others. Three war steamers reported outside last night must be about to enter, and the batteries are playin
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Onward March of Secession — Old Botetourtthrowing flags to the breeze. Fincastle, Botetourt county, Va.,April 12th, 1861. The secession move is making rapid progress among us. At the election for delegates to the Convention our county gave a large majority for the Union ticket, and if the question was now put to the voters of Botetourt, I believe there would be five secessionists to one Union man in the county. In front of our Court-House there was raised and still stands, one of the prettiest secession flags in the State, it being fifteen feet long and about 6 feet wide. Upon one side is beautifully painted Virginia's coat of arms, on the other seven stars, and the motto "Union with our Southern sisters." There has been thrown to the breeze at least half a dozen respectable sized flags in our town from private residences--one at our Male and one at our Female Academies. This afternoon was set apart for the raising of an