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lmore's operations, embraced — firstly, the occupation of the southern portion of Morris Island; secondly, the capture of Wagner and Gregg; thirty, the reduction of Sumter. With the reduction of Sumter the navy was to advance. The course marked out for Gen. Gillmore was not adhered to in the particular of capturing Wagner and Gregg before demolishing Sumter, it becoming apparent to him, after the unsuccessful assault of Wagner on the 18th of July, that it would be feasible to reduce SumterWagner on the 18th of July, that it would be feasible to reduce Sumter over the heads of Wagner and Gregg. He was induced to adopt that course more readily from the fact that the fall of Sumter was the principal object aimed at by the expedition. So by destroying Sumter before capturing the works on Morris island GenWagner and Gregg. He was induced to adopt that course more readily from the fact that the fall of Sumter was the principal object aimed at by the expedition. So by destroying Sumter before capturing the works on Morris island Gen. Gillmore offered to the navy an opportunity of greatly accelerating their movements. The archives unmistakably indicate that Sumter was considered by the army and navy authorities at Washington to be the chief obstacle in the way of our reaching C
From Charleston. Charleston, Oct. 26. --There has been no firing this morning. Everything is quiet. [second Dispatch.] Charleston, Oct. 26. --The enemy's batteries at Gregg and Wagner opened fire at 11 o'clock this morning with seven guns from the former and four from the latter. The fire was principally directed against Sumter and Fort Johnson. Two monitors were also engaged. The firing ceased at dark. One hundred shots were thrown from Morris Island, and one hundred and sixty-five from the monitors. We fired from Moultrie. No damage yet. Our batteries replied vigorously.