ignal for dress parade was given, when the 1st Regiment of S. C. Volunteers assembled on the front beach, almost under the very guns of Fort Sumter, and was received by Mrs. Governor Pickens, accompanied by her step-daughter.
This was a pleasant episode in military parades, so monotonous as they usually are. Advancing to the right of the Regiment, escorted by Adjt. Smith and Cols. Lucas and Suber, the two ladies marched, to music, down the lines to the entire left, and back to the post of Col. Gregg, when Mrs. Pickens very gracefully saluted the Colonel.
The force in Fort Sumter.
There had been no reinforcement of Major Anderson up to the time of the Marion leaving on Friday last.
Seventy-nine persons, including the officers and band, and exclusive of a working corps of some twenty men, under Captain Foster, constitute the whole garrison — a force generally felt to be insufficient for a rigorous or prolonged defence of the place.--"It is a shame, " said one of the most intel