The bombardment of Sumter.
The Charleston Courier of Wednesday publishes some additional incidents, a portion of which we copy:
The Enfilade battery.
Conspicuous among the sons of South Carolina
who contributed to the glory of our brilliant and bloodless victory, was Lieut. Jacob Valentine
, who commanded the Enfilade Battery, on Sullivan's Island
Company ‘"K"’ manned this important post, and most gallantly did they behave.
The other officer at this battery was Lieut. B. S. Burnett
, whose cool courage is spoken of in the highest terms.
There were 611 shots fired at Sumter
from this battery during the engagement, and the officers in command had the pleasure during the fight of sending back to Major Anderson
some of the shots fired at him, which were falling thick and fast at this battery.
The upper part of the flag staff was cut away during the fight by one of Major Anderson
's shots, but the command, not in the least intimidated by this slight accident, went to work with renewed vigor and energy.
honor to the brave.
We are informed that when Major Anderson
and his command passed the Cummings' Point Batteries, on their way out of the harbor to join the United States fleet, the Marion Artillery, a company which, according to high military authority, contributed as much as any other to the reduction of Fort Sumter
, formed on the beach, and in testimony of their appreciation of Major Anderson
's gallant defence, stood with uncovered heads until the Isabel
had passed their position.
The Post of Danger.
On the night of Thursday the multitude on the battery indulged in various conjectures concerning the fires that were seen burning fiercely a short distance from Fort Sumter
.--The object of these mounting flames has since been ascertained.
They were kindled for the purpose of aiding the men at the batteries in detecting the launches which it was confidently believed would attempt to carry succor to the gallant commandant of the hostile fortress.
The fat fagots were piled high by the brave men to whom this dangerous duty was assigned.
The red glare illumined the darkness for miles around, and had the barges dared to make the passage, the grape and round shot from our batteries would have caused the servants of Mr. Lincoln
to comprehend too late the character of the enterprise.
The dark forms of no armed craft were seen in the light of the watch-fires, but that their modern sides were not penetrated by the balls which awaited the order for their mission of destruction, does not diminish the importance of the service rendered by the intrepid spirits in the fire-ships.
They performed the dangerous duty well and faithfully.
Through the live-long night they fed the flames, and kept watch for the expected foe.
It is manifest that this service was one of extreme peril.
The vessels were anchored within a few hundred yards of the hostile fortification, and at any moment the useful flames might have been quenched.
But there they rode through that wild night, their gallant crews glorying in the hazardous duty, and prepared to sacrifice their lives at the call of their State.
The following names compose the company that performed this honorable service: Colonel E. L. Yates
, Lieut. Thos. G. Dozier
, late U.S. Navy, now of the Confederate States
Navy; First Assistant Engineer C. W. Geddis
, of the Confederate States
Navy; H. L. P. McCormick
, and Mr. Lacoste