--The fire at Fort Sumter
was purely accidental and unavoidable.
It has been completely extinguished, and the strength of the fort is as good as before.
The list of casualties not yet received.
No firing on-Sumter yesterday or to-day, and very little firing between the batteries.
Four shells were thrown into the city between two and three o'clock this afternoon, but no one was injured.
Thirteen Yankee prisoners, including three commissioned officers of the United States
, captured at Merrill Inlet by the 21st Georgia cavalry, have arrived here and been committed to jail.
--No firing last night.
Nothing new this morning.
--No firing to-day, and nothing unusual, except that we have one monitor less to fight.
An official dispatch from Gen. Walker
, at Pocataligo
, dated the 14th, says the Yankee
paper, the Free South,
published at Beaufort
, received by flag of truce, contains a report of the sinking of the monitor Wehawken
in a gale off Charleston harbor
on Monday, Dec. 7.--Twenty-eight lives were lost.