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[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] highly important news from Charleston.
preparations for Attacking Fort Sumter.
five thousand troops ordered out.

Charleston, April 8,
2 P. M.--There is great excitement in this city to-day.

The supplies to Fort Sumter have been stopped. Maj. Anderson was to have given an answer to the message of Gen. Beauregard, announcing the stoppage by 9 o'clock this morning, but it has not been received yet.

All the vessels in the bay have been ordered to be towed out of the way.

Lieut. Talbot is on his way here from Washington. He will not be permitted to go over to Fort Sumter unless he brings an order for its evacuation. Virginius.

[Second Dispatch.]

Charleston, April 8.
--Gen. Beauregard yesterday morning issued orders and sent them by a special messenger to Maj. Anderson, giving him an official notification that intercourse between Fort Sumter and Charleston, mail facilities and supplies, are prohibited from date.

All the posts in the harbor are strengthened, and two additional regiments from the interior are hourly expected.

The soldiers of the Confederacy are much enlivened at the prospect of some decisive course of action.

[third Dispatch.]

Charleston, April 8.
--Maj. Anderson's mail facilities are not cut off as reported, only his supplies.

[Fourth Dispatch.]

Charleston, April 8.
--Gen. Beauregard has ordered out 5,000 troops.

The companies are constantly arriving and being put in position. New batteries are also being constructed.

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