--Since our last report, eighty-six shots have been fired at the city up to 6 P. M. Sunday evening, and twenty-six at Fort Sumter
, The enemy on Saturday and Sunday, from some cause, stopped firing on the city for several hours — the longest intervals that have occurred during the last two months.
A new rifle-gun, believed to be a two hundred-pounder Parrott
, bearing directly on Fort Sumter
, was mounted in Battery Gregg Saturday.
The Yankee gunboat Flambeau
steamed up Beach channel
to a position off Colonel Rhett
's headquarters Saturday, and sent in a flag-of-truce boat, which was met by a similar boat from Battery Marshall
The object of the truce was to send some fifteen boxes of clothing and some letters for naval prisoners in our hands.
These have been brought to the city.
The enemy's working parties, since Friday, have been busily employed on Wagner
and on the battery bearing on the city.
A small squad has also been at work on Gregg
Their wagons are still engaged hauling ammunition to Gregg
The enemy's work on the Long Island
battery, opposite Secessionville
, is also reported increasing.
A schooner deeply laden, from the North
, came inside the bar Saturday
Another passed the bar going South.
There was considerable signaling in the fleet Saturday and Sunday.
The flag-ship, about half-past 9 Sunday morning, hoisted a small blue flag, which was immediately answered by all the fleet, both inside and outside the bar. Two of the Yankee tugs were very busy during the day cruising about among the rest of the vessels.
are still at work on their new observatory on the south end of Morris island
The Confederate prisoners were guarded by some twenty sentinels outside the pen.
There has been no change in the fleet.
Five monitors are now inside the bar.-- Charleston Courier,