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From Fort Sumter.
The following is an extract from a letter dated
FORT SUMTER, Monday, Feb. 25, 1861.
There is no truth in the statement circulated in Charleston and published in some of the papers that Major ANDERSON has been ill. The command generally is quite healthy and in good spirits. Dr. CRAWFORD, the medical officer of the command, has been quite ill, but has nearly recovered. Work is still actively going on at the batteries and works around the Fort. New embrasures for heavy guns are in progress of construction on Cumming’s Point. These will bear directly upon the rear of the Fort. A large command are now stationed on Morris Island, at the different batteries there. At Fort Moultrie they are still at work at the extension of the glaces around the southwest side of the work. But few vessels are in port. Some of the soldiers whose terms of enlistment have expired have determined to remain and share the fate of their comrades.