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d moving up, but they had not opened fire up to a late hour. Nothing authentic has been received in relation to the number of casualties at battery Wagner on Wednesday night or yesterday. Gen. Colquitt is now in command of the forces on Morris Island. We give below some interesting particulars of the siege from Northern and Southern papers. The following is an Official Dispatch from Admiral Dahlgren--the death of Capt. Rodgers. Flag Steamer Dinsmore, Off Morris Island, August 18, 1863. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington: Sir --Yesterday was begun another series of operations against the enemy's works. Early in the morning General Gillmore opened all his batteries upon Fort Sumter, firing over Fort Wagner and the intermediate space. About the same time I moved up the entire available naval force, leading with my flag in the Wechawken, followed by the Catskill, Nahant, and Montank, the Passaic and Patapsco in reserve for Sumter; the