Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
maritime news, esp. naval and blockade
84.21%
European news
2.63%
accidents, particularly fires
2.63%
anti-northern diatribes
2.63%
weather
2.63%
legislature
2.63%
[unclear]
2.63%
From the Mon., Aug. 17, 1863 issue
Charleston, Aug. 14.

—The bombardment for the last two nights has been incessant and spirited. Two monitors and one of the Yankee batteries on Morris's Island were firing at Port Sumter yesterday at 4,000 yards distance.

There are signs that another terrible bombardment will speedily begin. The Ironsides, with six monitors and five gunboats are inside the bar, and twenty transports are in sight.

A French war steamer is anchored off Fort Sumter. All quiet this morning.