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The Daily Dispatch: January 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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g aboard of her in small boats, but this was sternly refused by the officers of the vessel. Capt. McGowan came ashore and repaired at once to the office of M. O. Roberts, the owner of the boat. Aft The troops, two hundred in number, are in excellent health and spirits. Statement of Capt. McGowan. The following is an official account of the trip: Steam ship Star of the West. Neip over Charleston bar, and up and down the channel. Very respectfully, your ob't. serv't. J. McGowan, Captain. We learn from other sources that the firing was maintained from the Islan as has been rumored, that the American flag was pulled down on the Star of the West. When Captain McGowan turned about he hauled down the private signal of the vessel to let Major Anderson know that Morris' Island, or in any other way evinced an intention to protect the Star of the West, Captain McGowan would undoubtedly have persisted in his efforts to land the reinforcements at Fort Sumter.
From Washington. [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Washington, Jan. 11, 1861. Brimstone is again in the ascendant Never there are not wanting some few signs of adjustment. Anderson has written to the President that he does not want reinforcements, and it is believed at the War Department that the troops on the Brooklyn and the Star of the West will be recalled. Yesterday was the most exciting day we have had. A Wall street canard was sent on here to the effect that McGowan, the Captain of the Star of the West, had telegraphed the owners in New York that the steamer was safe in Charleston harbor. Great was the joy of the Abolitionists. Southern men were greatly depressed and mortified. Moreover, it was believed that the Richmond Grays had gone to Harper's Ferry. It was said that Governor Letcher had telegraphed Gen'l. Scott to that effect, and that the latter had answered that the Virginia troops should not pass through the District, and had even given orde