Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Pickens” in chapter 72 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...e existence of which the present Administration, up to the time the order was despatched, had only too vague and uncertain rumors to fix attention, had refused to land the troops.
To now re-enforce Fort Pickens before a crisis would be reached at Fort Sumter was impossible, rendered so by the near exhaustion of provisions at the latter named fort.
In precaution against such a conjuncture the Government ha...
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