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e of that city: The artillery fire continued Thursday night without intermission. On Friday morning Fort Moultrie opened an effective fire for about an hour on the enemy's rifle-pits and lower batteries on Morris Island. Batteries Cheves, Haskell, and Simpkins, on James Island, also continued to pour in a heavy and well-directed fire on the Yankee works on Morris Island. Early in the morning the enemy opened a steady fire upon battery Wagner from his stockade defences in front of Yankee battery No. 2, and continued it throughout the day. A slow and irregular fire was also kept up against Fort Sumter with little effect. In the afternoon battery Simpkins opened fire on a party of Yankees discovered working on a new fortification near the rifle-pits, causing a stampede among them and driving them from their works. From twenty to thirty shells struck directly in the vicinity and among the party, exploding and throwing up clouds of sand and smoke. Battery Simpkins also ke