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Effe of the Shells Fired into Charleston. A writer in the Cornhill Magazine graphically describes his experience of a night in a Charleston hotel during a bombardment by the Union forces. He says: On the 21st August, at half past 1 A M, I was lying on my bed in the Charleston Hotel, unable to sleep from the excessive heat, and listening to the monotonous sound of the cannonade kept up on the enemy's position from the batteries on James Island. Restless and weary of the night, I had lighted a candle in defiance of the mosquitos, and sought to pass away the time with a volume of "Les Miscrables" It happened to be the one containing the account of the battle of Waterloo, and white deeply interested in the description of the rushing squadrons of cuirassier, I was startled by a noise that, from connection with my reading, resembled the where of a phantom brigade of cavalry, galloping in mid air. My first feeling was that of utter astonishment; but a crash, succeeded by a