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I remain, Major, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, (Signed) G. T. Beauregard, Brigadier-General commanding. Major Robert Anderson, Commanding at Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, S. C. headquarters Fort Sumter, S. C., 2:30 A. M., April 12, 1861. General: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your second communication of the 11th instant, by Colonel Chesnut, and to state, in reply, that, cordially uniting with you in the desire to avoid the useless effusion of blood, I wrt or the flag it bears. I have the honor to be, General, Your obedient servant, (Signed) Robert Anderson, Major U. S. Army, commanding. To Brigadier-General G. T. Beauregard, Commanding Provisional Army, C. S. A. Fort Sumter, S. C., April 12, 1861, 3:20 A. M. sir: By authority of Brigadier-General Beauregard, commanding the provisional forces of the Confederate States, we have the honor to notify you that he will open the fire of his batteries on Fort Sumter in one hour from this ti
h all his extreme partisan feeling, is obliged to admit that whether the bombardment and reduction of Fort Sumter shall or shall not be justified by posterity, it is clear that the Confederacy had no alternative but its own dissolution. American Conflict, Vol. I, Chapt. XXIX, p. 449. According to the notice given by General Beauregard, fire was opened upon Fort Sumter from the various batteries which had been erected around the harbor, at half-past 4 o'clock on the morning of Friday, April 12, 1861. The fort soon responded. It is not the purpose of this work to give minute details of the military operation, as the events of the bombardment have been often related, and are generally well known, with no material discrepancy in matters of fact among the statements of the various participants. It is enough, therefore, to add that the bombardment continued for about thirty-three or thirty-four hours. The fort was eventually set on fire by shells, after having been partly destroye