49.--the vessel fired into at Charleston.
The vessel fired into from the forts on Morris Island
has arrived at Savannah
The schooner is the R. H. Shannon
, Capt. Monts
, of Boston
, and she was bound for this city with a cargo of ice, consigned to A. Haywood
On Wednesday she was shrouded for many hours in a dense fog, during which she drifted through mistake over the Charleston
bar. Soon after the fog lifted, the captain, not knowing his whereabouts, found himself nearly abreast of the fort on Morris Island
, and while cogitatincg over his latitude and longitude, he was greeted with a salute from the fort.
He immediately ran up his colors — the stars and stripes — but that demonstration seemed an unsatisfactory answer to their summons.
Several shot (thirty-two's) were fired into his rigging, one of which passed through his mainsail and another through his topsail.
In the midst of his dilemma, not knowing where he was or the object of this hostile demonstration, a boat from Fort Sumter
came to his relief, and being made acquainted with the facts, he lost no time in putting to sea. The schooner suffered no material damage from the shots, though one of them came most uncomfortably near the head of one of the crew.
M. thinks there is no mistake about the Morris Island
boys being excellent marksmen.--Savannah Republican
, April 5.