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e this gets to you, I do not doubt; but that they will succeed, I do not for a moment expect. If they get ashore, or rather get to Sumter, they have to pass into the gate one at a time, and that sidewise, as the gateway has been so sealed up by Anderson that only an aperture is left.--Fort Johnson battery, only half a mile off, plays directly on that gate, and Anderson has no gun bearing upon Fort Johnson. If such an attempt be made, every mother's son of them will be killed before they could Anderson has no gun bearing upon Fort Johnson. If such an attempt be made, every mother's son of them will be killed before they could get in.--Nor do I believe, or fear, that twenty armed ships can enter. However, it will doubtless be tried on the flood tide of this or to-morrow evening. Gen. Beauregard has his Drummond lights ready, by which, as you know, he can make the whole bay, of the darkest night, as light almost as day. The floating battery was carried down yesterday afternoon, and put in Maffat's channel, to guard that entrance. Every company is now at their different stations, and reinforcements are const
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tement has mostly subsided, and no conflict is looked for to-night. One more regiment was sent to Morris' Island to-day. [third Dispatch.] Charleston, April 11 --Midnight.--General Beauregard has demanded Fort Sumter. Maj-Anderson declined to surrender, probably with a reservation. The community is greatly excited, expecting an attack to-night, but up to this hour there has been no demonstration, and will be no attack to-night. Large numbers of people are collecated there are 6,000 or 7,000 men on Morris' Island and the points along the coast. Beauregard leaves for Morris' Island in a few moments. Later. It is currently reported negotiations will be opened to-morrow between Beauregard and Anderson for the surrender of Sumter. The officers commanding different posts in the harbor are on the alert, expecting an attempt early in the morning to provision and reinforce Sumter. Montgomery, Ala.,April 11. --The War Department is o