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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
ging in a saturnalia of excitement in the rebellious city. On the following day — the holy Sabbath — the fall of Fort Sumter was commemorated in the churches of Charleston. The venerable Bishop of the Diocese, wholly blind and physically feeble, said a local chronicler, The Battle of Fort Sumter and First Victory of the Southern Troops: a pamphlet published in Charleston soon after the evacuation of Fort Sumter. The Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church alluded to was Thomas Frederick Davis, D. D., then and now (1865) residing at Camden, South Carolina. was led by the Rector to the sacred desk, in old St. Philip's Church, when he addressed the people with a few stirring words. Speaking of the battle, he said :--Your boys were there, and mine were there, and it was right that they should be there. He declared it to be his belief that the contest had been begun by the South Carolinians in the deepest conviction of duty to God, and after laying their, cause before God--and