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umter. The Black Republican Administration has made its first experiment at coercion and the result in a signal lesson upon the supreme folly and wickedness of undertaking to subjugate a free and sovereign people. They sent a large fleet and army to provision Fort Sumter "peaceably, if they can, forcibly if they must," and they have neither done it peaceably nor forcibly. This boasted stronghold of the Federal Government, which the Northern papers have just proclaimed would silence Fort Moultrie in an hour, has been compelled to succumb in a short space of time before the resistless fire of the Confederate Army, with out inflicting any injury upon its assailants.-- What are we to think of a Government, which, rather than perform the manly and magnanimous act of peacefully surrendering a position which they could not hold, exposed the gallant Anderson and his garrison to almost certain destruction ? They do not deserve to have in their service such an officer, and we earnestly ho
t 9 o'clock this morning a dense smoke poured out from Fort Sumter, and the Federal flag is at half-mast, signaling distress to the fleet. The shells from Fort Moultrie and Morris' Island fall into Major Anderson's stronghold thick and fast. They can be seen in their course from the Charleston Battery. The breach made inee vessels, one of them a large sized steamer, are over the bar, and seem to be preparing to participate in the conflict. The fire from Morris' Island and Fort Moultrie is divided between Fort Sumter and the ships of war. The ships have not as yet opened fire. An explosion has occurred at Sumter. A dense volume of s down his flag. [fourth Dispatch.] Charleston, April 13.--Two of Major Anderson's magazines have exploded. Occasional shots are now fired at him from Fort Moultrie, but Morris' Island battery is doing heavy work. It is thought that only the smaller magazines have exploded. The greatest excitement prevails everywhere
es had been previously extinguished by the exertions of Anderson and his men. The fire in the barracks was caused by quantities of hot shot poured in from Fort Moultrie Within Fort Sumter everything but the cement is in utter ruin. The whole thing looks like a blackened mass of ruins. Many of the guns are dismounted on the cannon from this place, which played great havoc with Fort Sumter. The walls look like honeycomb. Near the top is a breach as big as a the side opposite to Fort Moultrie. --The honey-combing is also extensive on the side opposite the floating battery. Fort Moultrie badly damaged. The officers' quarters and barracks are torn toFort Moultrie badly damaged. The officers' quarters and barracks are torn to pieces. The houses on the island were riddled with shot. In many circumstances whole sides of the houses are torn out. The fire in Fort Sumter was put out, it recaught three times during the day. Dr. Crawford, Anderson's surgeon, was slightly wounded in the face. None of the Carnelians are injured. It is positively state