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plosion took place at either fort. During the evacuation the enemy was not idle. A constant fire of shell was kept up against Wagner, and his howitzer barges were busily plying about this side of Morris Island to prevent the retreat of our men.--But fortunately the night was murky, and all our barges, with the exception of one, containing about twelve or fifteen men, passed in safety. A little before three o'clock this morning the following was received from Major Elliott, commanding Fort Sumter: Fort Sumter, Sept. 7--2.40 A. M. All the garrison of Morris Island who came here have been shipped. Lieut. Haskell's boat, from the Chicora, was captured by a Yankee barge. Two of the crew came to Fort Sumter and reported that all our troops had left the Island. Stephen Elliott, Major Commanding. Review of the struggle. Thus ends the defence of Morris Island.--The issue has been foreseen since the enemy's first success on the 10th of July. The defence of the