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From Charleston.

Charleston, Aug. 20.
--The enemy's operations during the last twenty-four hours have been mostly confined to a steady and continuous bombardment of Fort Sumter from their Parrott guns on Morris Island. Their fire begins to tell upon Sumter, which replies only at long intervals. The defence of the throat this harbor does not depend mainly upon Sumter, even if that fortress should eventually be battered down. The harbor entrance is still effectually guarded by powerful sand batteries on Sullivan's Island and elsewhere. But few casualties yesterday.

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