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From Charleston. Charleston, Oct. 30. --The bombardment of Sumter has been heavy and continuous all night from Gregg and Wagner and the Centre Battery. It is reported that one of the monitors burst a gun and retired, with her turret disabled. No further casualties reported this morning. Heavy firing from 200 and 300 pound Parrott's still progressing. [second Dispatch.] Charleston, Oct. 30. --The bombardment of Sumter to-day is regarded as the heaviest that has yet taken place. From sundown on Wednesday to sundown on Thursday 1,215 shots of all calibre, from 15-inch mortars to 300-pounder Parrotts and downwards, have been thrown into and against the fort. The only casualties have been the slight wounding of seven privates of the 12th Georgia regiment. This evening the enemy opened fire from a mortar battery at Cummings's Point upon the northeast angle of the fort, which seemed to be the special object of attention, and sustains the brunt of the firing to-day