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The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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ions of the Republican Press. It is stated that on Tuesday a dispatch was sent by the Government at Washington to Major Anderson, instructing him to inform the authorities of South Carolina that the garrison will be withdrawn from Fort Sumter so essels thereat to prevent foreign importations. Washington, Monday, March 11.--There is no longer any doubt that Major Anderson's command is to be withdrawn from Fort Sumter. General Scott decides it to be a military necessity, and his judgementbinet. This predicament was deliberately contrived to embarrass the new Administration. The decision to withdraw Major Anderson naturally excites much feeling, particularly among the Western delegations. What effect it may produce upon foreign ary advisers of the Cabinet, who are competent to form an opinion will decide upon that point; but we do know that if Maj. Anderson is ordered to beat an ignominious retreat, the act will produce a general howl of indignation. No real American, we
The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], The interior of the Floating Batter. (search)
ders cannot pierce them. The main deck is wide and roomy. In nineteen open chambers, on the port side of the deck, we found a profusion of shot--34-pounders, while just beyond them is an immense pile of sand-bags, which protect an overhanging roof, under which is to be placed the hospital. This also protects the magazines (three in number,) under which is the hold proper. There are six entrances to the hold, which will contain, if necessary, over three hundred men.--When it is finally moored near Sumter, there will be four heavy wedges driven down by a species of a ram, which will hold it fast, and prevent any swaying around by the tide.--Although not versed in military matters, I should say that its immense strength of Palmetto logs and iron combined, with a bombproof roof over all, will make it perfectly impervious to anything that Major Anderson can bring to bear against it. While thus secure, the inventor claims that he can easily effect a breach in the weak side of the fort.