in advance, would be unwise.
A paper from Beauregard intimates that even if batteries Wagnot and Gregg should be taken by the enemy, he has constructed another which will render that part of Morris Island untenable.
But he relied upon holding Sumter; and there is a vague rumor to-day that Sumter must surrender — if indeed it has not already been reduced.
Hon Wm. Porcher Miles writes another most urgent letter, demanding reinforcements of seasoned troops.
He says Charleston was stripped it was the initiation of a terrible war. She hoped that the separation would be permitted to pass without bloodshed.
To day we have a dispatch from Beauregard, stating the extraordinary fact that the enemy's batteries, since the demolition of Sumter, have thrown shell, from their Parrott guns, into the city — a distance of five and a half miles! This decides the fate of Charleston; for they are making regular approaches to batteries Wagner and Gregg, which, of course, will fall.
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