--The following is said to be a correct account of the explosion at Fort Sumter
Immediately preceding the evacuation by Maj. Anderson
, the American
flag was brought down with a salute of fifty guns.
While it was being fired a gun exploded, killing one of Major Anderson
's men, wounding three mortally, and severely injuring four others.
died last night whilst being-brought to the city hospital.
was also mortally wounded, and Geo. Fielding
, John Irwin
and Geo. Prichard
were severely hurt.
All were privates of company E, first regiment U. S. Army.
The man who was killed outright was tossed in the air, and came down a mangled mass of humanity.