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the iron-covered battery, at Cummings' Point, like marbles thrown by a child on the back of a turtle.
The upper portion of the Southwest wall of Fort Sumter shows plainly the effect of the terrible cannonade from the formidable product of Mr. C. H. Stevens' patriotism and ingenuity.
A half an hour later the gladsome tidings came that Stevens' Battery was fast damaging the Southwest wall of Sumter.
Henry Buist is doing gallant service with the Palmetto Guards, delighting all hearts buse of the South, has the honor of dismounting two of its parapet guns by a single shot from one of the Columbiads, which, at the time, he had the office of directing.
The famous iron batteries — the one at Cummings' Point — named for Mr. C. H. Stevens, the inventor, and the celebrated Floating Battery, constructed under the direction of Capt. Hamilton, have fully vindicated the correctness of their conception.
Shot after shot fell upon them and glanced harmless away, while from their fa