r Charleston, consisting, according to their own statement, of eight vessels carrying twenty-six guns, and about fourteen hundred men, including the troops sent for reinforcement of the garrison.
Upon the receipt of General Beauregard's telegram, that provisions would be sent to Fort Sumter, forcibly if need be, he was directed by the Secretary of War to demand its surrender at twelve o'clock, on April 11th.
The demand 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 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 Moultrie, Cummings' Point, and the floating battery.
Fort Sumter did not reply
ified to resist the Confederate forces.
General Lee, under the idea that a demonstration upon Wlan began to transfer troops to Washington, and Lee moved with the rest of his army to join Generalrief, boastful, and disastrous, as those of Generals Lee and Jackson were brilliant, audacious, and r the battle of Second Manassas, the army under Lee crossed the Potomac and entered Maryland.
Wof truce.-Richmond Despatch, 13th instant. General Lee matured his plan of operations, and issuedof battle.
Unfortunately for these plans of Lee, the battle order addressed to D. H. Hill was bing his order in ‘62, thwarted the plans of General Lee in Maryland.
Mr. Davis answered, Hill is
Colonel Walter Taylor, in his Four years with Lee, says:
The fighting was heaviest and mosller's guns of the Washington Artillery,
General Lee's report of the battle. and a thin gray lite in October, 1862, General McClellan followed Lee into Virginia.
Here he was relieved and succee