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Excitement in Charleston.
Evacuation of Fort Moultrie!

the Buildings in the Fort Burnt — gun spiked--Fort Sumter Garrisoned--the city military under arms — action in the Convention, &c., &c.



Charleston, Dec. 27.
--The buildings in which the soldiers at Fort Moultrie were quartered were burned last night, and the guns of the Fort spiked.

The soldiers took refuge from the weather in Fort Sumter.


[Second Dispatch.]

Baltimore, Dec. 27.
--A reliable dispatch from Charleston this morning to the American says that the Government troops have abandoned Fort Moultrie, spiked the guns and gone over to Fort Sumter, which commands the harbor. War has begun.

The regular report confirms this statement, and adds that Fort Moultrie is on fire. Only four men remain in it, the rest being in Fort Sumter.

There is intense excitement in Charleston.

The Convention is still in session.


[Third Dispatch.]

Charleston, Dec. 27.
--12 ½ o'clock.--Major Anderson states that he evacuated Fort Moultrie in order to allay all discussions about that post, and at the same time strung then his own position at Fort Sumter.

Charleston,Dec. 27.--1 o'clock.--Capt. Foster, with a small force, remains at Fort Moultrie. Several military companies have been ordered out, and a collision is not improbable.

The military of Charleston are ordered out to protect the magazines and arsenals in this locality.

It is reported that several military corps from the interior are on route for Charleston.

[There was no further news from Charleston last night, up to a late hour. It is believed that restrictions have been placed by the State authorities on the telegraph office there, which prevents the transmission of intelligence concerning the military or civil action taken by the State.]

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