General Gilmore reported on the 10th September the evacu- ation
of Morris Island—that is, of Forts Wagner and Gregg— by the Confederates. The order to carry Fort Wagner by assault had been given, when a deserter came into the lines, and reported that the place had been evacuated during the night. Fort Wagner was no longer tenable, and the Times correspondent from Richmond makes very light of the loss. All the guns, he says, were carried off, but the detailed reports from the North show that nineteen in Fort Wagner were captured though they had been spiked. Forts Moultrie and Sumter had not yet been taken. The latter place seems stronger as a ruin than as a fort, and an assault of the Federals was repulsed.