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rn garrisons and forts, would have been equivalent to submission; and aware, despite all asseverations to the contrary, that he then had on the way heavy reinforcements for Charleston harbor, Fort Sumter was instantly reduced, its colors hauled down, and the Confederate flag raised over its ruins. Major Robert Anderson, First Artillery, was commandant here. He is a native of Kentucky, and nearly sixty years of age. He entered the service as brevet second lieutenant Second Artillery, July first, 1825. On the evening of the day that South-Carolina formally seceded from the Union, (December twentieth, 1860,) a grand banquet was given in Charleston, at which Major Anderson assisted, and, apparently, very much enjoyed himself; so that a party of gentlemen accompanied him to the wharf, where a boat was in readiness to convey him to his Headquarters at Fort Moultrie; Fort Sumter, the strongest of all the forts, placed in the middle of the bay, not being tenanted. But the Major's inebrie
om active service, Jan. 2, 1881. Died at Detroit, Mich., May 14, 1882. Barnes, James. Born in Massachusetts, about 1809. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829. Brevet Second Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Artillery, and Second Lieutenant, July 1, 1829. First Lieutenant, June 30, 1836. Resigned, July 31, 1836n. 6, 1865. Brevet Maj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Burbank, Sidney. Born in Massachusetts, Sept. 26, 1807. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829. Brevet Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry, and Second Lieutenant, July 1, 1829. First Lieutenant, Oct. 29, 1836. Captain, Nov. 8, 1839. ed out, Oct. 17, 1864. Brevet Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Sibley, Caleb Chase. Born in Massachusetts. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829. Brevet Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Infantry, July 1, 1829. Second Lieutenant, July 1, 1829. First Lieutenant, Oct. 31, 1836. Regimental Adju
Biographical. Brigadier-General John Adams Brigadier-General John Adams, a gallant soldier was born at Nashville, July 1, 1825. His father afterward located at Pulaski, and it was from that place that young Adams entered West Point as a cadet, where he was graduated in June, 1846. On his graduation he was commissioned second lieutenant of the First Dragoons, then serving under Gen. Philip Kearny. At Santa Cruz de Rosales, Mexico, March 16, 1848, he was brevetted first lieutenant for gallantry, and on October 9, 1851, he was commissioned first lieutenant. In 1853 he acted as aide to the governor of Minnesota with the rank of lieutenant-colonel of State forces, this position, however, not affecting his rank in the regular service. He was promoted in his regiment to the rank of captain, November, 1856. May 27, 1861, on the secession of his State, he resigned his commission in the United States army and tendered his services to the Southern Confederacy. He was first made cap
rance, determination, and an exaction of what was due to him. He has a good deal of manner. In intercourse he is very courteous, and his rich voice and abundant gesticulations go well together. He is always agreeable and gentlemanly, firm and dignified, a man of undaunted courage, and, as a true soldier, may be relied on to obey orders, and to do his duty." The Garrison in the Fort. Names.RankRegiment or CorpsOriginal Entry into Service.Where Born R. AndersonMajor1st ArtilleryJuly 1,1825Kentucky S. W. CrawfordA'st. SurgeonMedical StaffMarch 10, 1851Pennsylv'a Abna DoubledayCaptain1st ArtilleryJuly 1,1842New York Truman SeymourCaptain1st ArtilleryJuly 1,1846Vermont Jeff. C. Davis1st Lieutenant1st ArtilleryJune 17, 1848Indiana J. N. Hall2d Lieutenant1st ArtilleryJuly 1, 1859New York J. G. FosterCaptainEngineersJuly 1, 1846New Hamp G. W. Snyder1st LieutenantEngineersJuly 1, 1856New York R. K. Mesde2d LieutenantEngineersJuly 1, 1857Virginia Officers9 Band15 Artill
certain that ingress is no longer an easy matter for an outsider, and the visitor who hopes to get in must make up his mind to approach with all the caution, ceremony and circumlocution with which the Allies are advancing upon the capital of the Celestial Empire. A few days ago, Col. Gardner, who for years had held the post of Commandant, was relieved in the command by Major Robt. Anderson, of Kentucky, Maj Anderson received his first commission as Brevet 2d Lieutenant 2d Artillery, July 1, 1825; was acting Inspector General in the Black Hawk war, and received the rank of Brevet Captain, August, 1838, for his successful conduct in the Florida war.On September 8, 1847, he was made Brevet Major, for his gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Molino del Rey. The other officers are: Captain Abner Doubleday, Capt. T. Seymour, Lieut. T. Talbot, Lieut. J. C. Davis, Lieut. N. J. Hall--all of the First Regiment Artillery. Capt. J. G. Foster and Lieut. G. W. Snyder, of the Engine