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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 2: Charleston Harbor. (search)
-nine soldiers and nine officers under Major Robert Anderson, who had command of the whole harbor a fire-eaters went even so far as to invite Major Anderson to comfortable dinners, and to tell him, inough, however, to suspend his judgment until Anderson could be heard; for he had lately become cogne inferred might at least technically justify Anderson's movement. On Friday, December 28th, he commissioners made an angry complaint against Anderson, and haughtily demanded explanations, threatetes flag, a signal which dispelled all doubts Anderson may have had that she indeed came to bring hio a second trial of bluster; next day he sent Anderson a formal demand for the surrender of Sumter. Anderson replied rather meekly that he could not comply with the demand; but that, if the governor ght. They caught eagerly at this truce which Anderson offered them; it would renew the negotiationsis name illustrious, repeated the strategy of Anderson, and moved his slender command, augmented by [18 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 4: Lincoln. (search)
r than he or the public were aware. He had come into office sharing the general belief that Major Anderson was secure in his stronghold of Sumter until the rebel batteries should become powerful enoud provisions for only a little more than a month longer, and adding the professional opinion of Anderson and his officers that a well-appointed fleet and an army of twenty thousand men would be neededacific inclinations, but not his optimism. He deferred his decision; gathered information from Anderson, from Charleston, from Richmond, waited in anxious suspense for news from Pickens. No substantial encouragement, however, reached him from any quarter. Anderson had no faith in a relief expedition. All union sentiment had disappeared from South Carolina. The Virginia Convention was evidentleared a change of sentiment. Four of his seven counsellors now voted for an attempt to relieve Anderson, and at the close of the meeting the President ordered the preparation of the expedition propos
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 5: Sumter. (search)
rebel authorities at once determined to make Anderson feel the pressure of the siege. Next day, orer delay. To permit provisions to be sent to Anderson, after three months of battery-building, wouls aids to make the demand, in answer to which Anderson, with the unanimous concurrence of his officerning of April 12th, Beauregard's aids handed Anderson a note stating that he would open fire upon Sn casemates and one behind the parapet. When Anderson took possession of it the preceding Christmasdepart, in order that they might help consume Anderson's small stock of provisions, and thus hasten s diffused; the rebel fire was concentrated. Anderson's barbette guns, more than half his pieces, wpowder rescued from the magazine; by order of Anderson, all but five were rolled out of the embrasurdiloquence than au thority, offered to permit Anderson to name his own terms of evacuation. Andersos, and the misunderstanding became apparent. Anderson, in some anger, was disposed to renew his fig[14 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 11: Kentucky. (search)
the supervision of United States officers. Leading men having informed him of the actual state of Kentucky sentiment, he, on May 7th, specially commissioned Major Anderson, of Fort Sumter fame, to proceed to Cincinnati and muster into service all loyal volunteers who might offer themselves from Kentucky and West Virginia. Nor w consisting of Kentucky and Tennessee, and named the Department of the Cumberland, was, on August 15th, created at Washington and placed under the command of General Anderson, and since September 1st that officer had made Louisville his headquarters. On the other hand, Buckner had abandoned his professed neutrality and his militir date of September 14th, instructed the Governor to demand the unconditional withdrawal of the rebel forces from Kentucky, while other resolutions called on General Anderson to enter at once upon the active defence of his native State. A little later, Kentucky still further and finally identified herself with the loyal North.
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
Index. A. Abercrombie, Colonel, 166 Alabama, attitude of with regard to secession, 2, 8; secession of, 14 Alexandria, Va., 102; fortified, 167 Alleghany Mountains, 126; 137 Anderson, Major, Robert, 22; transfers his forces to Fort Summer, 28 et seq.; his letter to Governor Pickens, 35; his reply to President Lincoln's letter, 58; his reply to Confederate authorities, 61, 131, 135 Annapolis, 100, 102 et seq.; route by, to the capital, 106 et seq. Arkansas, 80, 121 Aer and person, 47 et seq.; his speeches before inauguration, 48; inauguration of, 49; anxiety about Fort Sumter, 50 et seq.; orders the relief of Forts Sumter and Pickens, 53; his final resolution with regard to Fort Sumter, 55; his letter to Major Anderson, 58; communication to Gov. Pickens, 59; his first war proclamation, 73; interviews with Douglas, 76; blockades the insurgent ports, 78; interview with Baltimore committee, 100; issues a second call for volunteers, 106; his orders to P. F. Bla