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The vessel fired into at Charleston.

--The vessel fired into at Charleston, Wednesday, was the R. H. Shannon, laden with ice, bound from Boston for Savannah. The Savannah Republican says:

‘ On Wednesday she was shrouded in a dense fog, during which she drifted, through mistake, over the Charleston Bal. Soon after the fog lifted, the captain, not knowing his whereabouts, found himself nearly abreast of the fort on Morris' Island, and while cogitating 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 that summons.--Several shots (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. Captain Marts thinks there is no mistake about the Morris' Island boys being excellent marksmen.

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