There is good reason to believe that Maj. Anderson
has received a very considerable accession to the forces under his command.
A correspondent states that he has reliable authority for asserting that ten or twelve officers and about three hundred men have been introduced into the fort, within the last fortnight.
They are supposed to have been taken down by the Brooklyn
, and to have been landed at night in small boats with muffled oars.
This, if true, will account for the reports which, from time to time, have emanated from Charleston
, of small boats having been seen at night rowing in the neighborhood of the fort.
We may mention, as corroborative of this report, the fact, that letters have been received in this city from a gentleman who left here four weeks since, and is now within Fort Sumter
. They are very guarded in their language, as if the writer did not repose unbounded confidence in the inviolability of letters intrusted to the Charleston
But of the fact that he has recently obtained access to the fort, and is now serving there under Maj. Anderson
, there is no doubt whatever.--N. Y. Times, Feb