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seized by Florida and Alabama forces on the 13th; Commander Armstrong surrendering them without a struggle. He ordered Lieut. Slemmer, likewise, to surrender Forts Pickens and McRae; but the intrepid subordinate defied the order, and, withdrawing his small force from Fort McRae to the stronger and less accessible Fort Pickens, anFort Pickens, announced his determination to hold out to the last. He was soon after besieged therein by a formidable volunteer force; and a dispatch from Pensacola announced that Fort McRae is being occupied and the guns manned by the allied forces of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Col. Hayne, as agent of Gov. Pickens, reached Washingtoned and appropriated by the Confederates before Mr. Lincoln's inauguration, with the exception of Fortress Monroe (Virginia), Fort Sumter (South Carolina), Fort Pickens (Florida), and the fortresses on Key West and the Tortugas, off the Florida coast. To offset these, they had full possession of Fort Macon, North Carolina, though
ening appearance off this harbor. That no misunderstanding may exist upon this subject, it is announced to all concerned that this traffic is strictly forbidden ; and all such supplies which may be captured in transit to said vessels, or to Fort Pickens, will be confiscated. The more effectually to enforce this prohibition, no boat or vessel will be allowed to visit Fort Pickens, or any of the United States naval vessels, without special sanction. Col. John H. Forney, Acting InspectorGFort Pickens, or any of the United States naval vessels, without special sanction. Col. John H. Forney, Acting InspectorGeneral, will organize an efficient Harbor Police for the enforcement of this order. By command of Brigadier General Braxton Bragg. Robert C. Wood, Jr., Ass't. Adj't.-Gen. And, all through the seceded States, those Unionists who dared to indicate their devotion to the flag of their fathers were being treated with a still more active and positive illustration of Confederate amity than was accorded to the garrison of Sumter and the fleet off Pensacola. Whether President Lincoln did or di
fore. He also stated, at the same time, that no such sufficient force was then at the control of the Government, or could be raised and brought to the ground within the time when the provisions in the fort would be exhausted. In a purely military point of view, this reduced the duty of the Administration in the case to the mere matter of getting the garrison safely out of the fort. Thus baffled with regard to Fort Sumter, the Administration had resolved to reenforce and provision Fort Pickens, Fla., simply as an indication of its purpose to maintain, in the South, the constitutional rights of the Government; and had dispatched the steamship Brooklyn to Pensacola for that purpose; but had been defeated in its effort, because the officer commanding the Sabine, to which vessel the troops had been transferred from the Brooklyn, acting upon some quasi armistice of the late Administration (and of the existence of which the present Administration, up to the time the order was dispat
all on board. Had our land forces efficiently cooperated, most of the Rebels might have been taken; as it was, Col. Brown returned unmolested to the fort. Fort Pickens, on the western extremity of Santa Rosa Island, commanding the main entrance to Pensacola harbor, was saved to the Union, as we have seen, Page 412. by the fidelity and prompt energy of Lieut. Slemmer. It was reenforced soon after the fall Map of Fort Pickens, Pensacola, etc. of Sumter, and its defense confided to Col. Harvey Brown. A formidable Rebel force, ultimately commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg, was assembled, early in the war, at Pensacola, and long threatened an attack or silently from Pensacola to Santa Rosa Island, with intent to surprise and destroy the camp of the 6th New York (Wilson's Zouaves), some two miles distant from Fort Pickens. The attack was well planned and well made. The surprise seems to have been complete. The Zouaves were instantly driven from their camp, which was thoroughl
hosen, 250. Bradley, Dr., of Plymouth, Mass., 125. Bragg, Gen. Braxton, his order as to Fort Pickens, 436; 601; attacks Wilson's Zouaves, etc., 602. Braine, Lieut., commanding the Monticello,go Convention, 321. Brown, Col., (Union,) at Chicamicomico, 600. Brown, Col. Harvey, at Fort Pickens, 601. Brown, David Paul, 126. Brown, Frederick, killed by Martin White, 284. Brown, 0; secession of, and vote thereon, 347; population in 1860, 351; seizure of Federal property; Fort Pickens besieged, 412. Flour, annual product of, by 8th census, 22. Floyd, John, Governor of Va Charleston papers said, 407-8; occupied by S. C., 409; fires on Star of the West, 412. Fort Pickens, Fla., occupied by Lieut. Slemmer, 412; order of Bragg, 436; President's Message, 556; Rebel att Sims, Thomas, the case of, 215. Slack, Gen., 574; wounded, 582. Slemmer, Lieut., holds Fort Pickens, 412; 601. Slidell, John, of La., 373; taken by Capt. Wilkes, 606; rendered up to Great Br