--The firing on both sides ceased at half past 6 o'clock P. M.
The principal fighting has been with the Battery Wagner, on Morris's Island
Four monitors were engaged from 5 A. M. to 2 o'clock P. M. They then withdrew for one hour.
A tugboat supplied them with ammunition.
They renewed the attack at 3 o'clock.
The infantry fighting has also been severe.
made two assaults on Battery Wagner and were repulsed.
Our casualties are about one hundred and fifty killed, wounded, and missing, Including three officers killed--Captains Yaskell
, and Lieut Bee
It is supposed the fight will be renewed tomorrow, (11th)
The following official dispatches were received at the War Department in Richmond
, Saturday, July 11:
At dark the enemy retained possession of the Southern
portion of Morris's Island
. Four monitors engaged the battery Wagner, and the battery at Cumming's Point
, all day, without damage or casualties; but the loss in opposing the landing was severe--three hundred killed and wounded, including 16 officers.
The enemy's loss is evidently heavy.
The enemy has a threatening force on the lower front of James's Island
, along the Stone
An attempt was made to-day to destroy the Savannah Railroad bridge over the Edisto river
, but was foiled, with the loss of one steamboat.
The enemy attacked in force Battery Wagner, on Morris's Island
, at daylight this morning, but was quickly repulsed with the loss of 95 killed, many wounded, and 139 prisoners.--Only five casualties on our side.
All quiet on James's Island