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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 92 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 49 1 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 20 0 Browse Search
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r effective hostile operations. About this time a letter was written by Major Anderson as noble as it was unselfish. Fort Sumter, S. C., April 8, 1861. To Coloner, First Artillery, commanding. The Count of Paris libels the memory of Major Anderson, and perverts the truth of history in this, as he has done in other particu, with reference to the visit of Captain Fox to the Fort, that, having visited Anderson at Fort Sumter, a plan had been agreed upon between them for revictualling the37). Fox himself says, in his published letter, I made no arrangements with Major Anderson for supplying the fort, nor did I inform him of my plan; and Major AndersonMajor Anderson, in the letter above, says the idea had been merely hinted at by Captain Fox, and that Colonel Lamon had led him to believe that it had been abandoned. When General Beauregard discovered that Major Anderson was endeavoring to strengthen, in place of evacuating, Fort Sumter, the Commissioners wrote an interrogatory note to dis
emand was accordingly made in a note borne by Colonel James Chesnut and Captain Lee, with the offer of permission for Major Anderson to salute the flag he had upheld with so much fortitude.” Major Anderson made answer on the same day, that he regrettMajor Anderson made answer on the same day, that he regretted that his sense of honor and of obligation to his government would not permit him to accede to the demand of General Beauregard. Next day at 4.30 A. M. the signal was given from Fort Johnston; the fire was gradually followed by shots from Moultwhite flag substituted. Fort Sumter had surrendered. As an honorable testimony to the gallantry of the garrison, Major Anderson was allowed on leaving the fort to salute his flag with fifty guns. Notwithstanding the heavy and long cannonadin necessity final — there has been no blood spilled more precious than that of a mule. He then spoke of his old friend Bob Anderson, of his splendid gallantry, and of his sorrow at being separated from him. In the North, the news produced a simul
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 5: events in Charleston and Charleston harbor in December, 1860.--the conspirators encouraged by the Government policy. (search)
u chose to go, And blessings on you anyhow, Bob Anderson, my beau.Bob Anderson, my beau, Bob, I realBob Anderson, my beau, Bob, I really don't know whether I ought to like you so, Bob, considering that feather. I don't like standing au know, But I love a man that Dares to Act, Bob Anderson, my beau. Harper's Weekly, January 26, 1ook. If he could be placed by the side of Major Anderson in Sumter, that officer would have a triedceive orders. I have sent for you, Hart, Mrs. Anderson said, to ask you to do me a favor. Any thing Mrs. Anderson wishes, I will do, was his prompt reply. But, she said, it may be more than you here to-morrow night at six o'clock, said Mrs. Anderson, and I will be ready. Good-by, Margaret. mischief that might ensue in consequence! Mrs. Anderson did not conceal the scorn which the suggesund a point of land, some one exclaimed, Mrs. Anderson. claimed, There's Sumter! She turned, anusband and was returning from his funeral. Anderson's quarters in Fort Sumter. But she leaned[15 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, Fort (search)
ings on you anyhow, Bob Anderson, my beau! Bob Anderson, my beau, Bob, I really don't know whether nts reaching the fort. When the wife of Major Anderson (a daughter of Gen. D. L. Clinch) heard ofed, I will go, madam. But, Margaret, said Mrs. Anderson, what do you say? Indade, ma'am, it's Marthe reply. When will you go, Hart? asked Mrs. Anderson. To-night, madam, if you wish. To-morrow more efficient power at the right hand of Major Anderson at that critical moment than a hundred solbed placed in the cars, and accompanied by Major Anderson's brother, the devoted wife started for Neo the President that any attempt to reinforce Anderson must be made before April 15. The Presidensengers to demand the surrender of the fort. Anderson promptly refused, but told the messengers thaes. No time was to be lost, for relief for Anderson was nigh. At midnight the discharge of sevhe fort had been evacuated, not surrendered. Anderson bore away the flag of Sumter, which was used [35 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, the (search)
Sumter, the One of the Confederate cruisers whose depredations led to the make — up of what are popularly known as the Alabama claims against Great Britain. the Sumter was a regularly commissioned war-vessel, which before the Gold box presented to Anderson. beginning of the Civil War was the Havana packet-steamer Marquis de Habana. She was commanded by Capt. Raphael Semmes, had a crew of sixty-five armed men and twenty-five marines, and was heavily armed. Her cruising area was among the West India Islands and along the Spanish coast, and she captured many American merchantmen. At the close of 1861 she was forced to seek shelter under British guns at Gibraltar, where she was watched so closely by the United States steamer Tuscarora that escape was impossible, and early in 1862 she was sold and withdrawn from the Confederate service. See Alabama claims, the; Confederate privateer