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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 2: Charleston Harbor. (search)
out is the second in size and importance Fort Moultrie, situated on Sullivan's Island, some four whole harbor and all the forts. The walls of Moultrie were low, and at one place almost submerged it of their exulting confidence that they held Moultrie in the hollow of their hand. Hospitable fireouth Carolinians would not leave one brick of Moultrie upon another. Nor was Floyd content to risk ake it ready for defence. Its guns commanded Moultrie. There was no approach to it except by boatsymaking to his somewhat cheerless quarters in Moultrie; and before he retired to his sleep, he took his secret resolve to abandon Moultrie and take post in Sumter. The 26th of December was a busy clined to peremptorily order Anderson back to Moultrie. He was prudent enough, however, to suspend since Anderson's movement, forcibly seized Fort Moultrie, Castle Pinckney, and the Charleston Arsenng of the long and eventful siege of Sumter. Moultrie was soon restored to its offensive powers; Ca[6 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 5: Sumter. (search)
t their siege-works on the approaching points of the islands forming the harbor. These lay in a sort of triangle about the fort: Sullivan's Island, containing Fort Moultrie, to the northeast at a distance of 1,800 yards; Cumming's Point, on Morris Island, to the south at a distance of 1,300 yards; and on James Island, near old Forfs. In this way the cannonade went actively on during the forenoon of April 12th, without much damage or effect, except upon the buildings in both Sumter and Moultrie, ordinarily occupied as barracks and quarters. Sumter suffered most in this respect: the balls striking the face of its walls merely buried themselves in the brhough with greatly slackened speed. Only six guns were kept in action for the remainder of the day: two against Cumming's Point on the south, and four against Fort Moultrie and other batteries on Sullivan's Island to the north. At nightfall even these ceased, as also did most of the guns in the rebel batteries; their mortars, how
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
misconduct and suspension of, 199, 204 Militia, first call for, 73 et seq. Milroy, Colonel, 152 et seq. Melvale, 90 Mississippi, attitude of, with regard to secession, 2, 8; secession of, 14 Missouri, attitude of, with regard to secession, 52, 80, 115; Unionists of, 120; without local government, 124; rescued from secessionists, 125, 131, 133 Mitchell's Ford, 176, note Montgomery, 92 Morgan, Fort, 79 Morris, General, 143, 147, 151 Morton, Governor, 129 Moultrie, Fort, 21 et seq., 28; seizure of, 32 N. National property in the Southern States, 15; seizure of, by secessionists, 16; S. Carolina Commissioners treat for delivery of, 27 Nelson, Lieut., William, U. S. N., 131 et seq. New York City, proposition for secession of, 71; war meeting in, 92 New York Seventh Regiment, 103 Norfolk Navy Yard, 83; destroyed, 96 North Carolina, attitude of, with regard to secession, 1, 80 North, its misapprehension of Southern opinion, 71 et