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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter
: bombardment and fall of 2 Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. First gun of the civil war fired. batteries at Cummings Point. Capt. McCready's battery. Capt. Hamilton's floating battery. Major Anderson. Sumter returns the fire. unequal contest. tardy attempts to relieve Sumter. indignant people. Anderson's gallant fight, and surrender to the secessionists. effect of the surrender of Sumter. Lincoln's position toward Virginia.
almost immediately followed by another shell, which scattered destruction all around.
Fort Moultrie then took up the assault, and in another moment the guns from the gun battery on Cummings Point, from Captain McCready's battery, from Captain James Hamilton's floating battery, the enfilading battery, and every other point where a gun could be brought to bear on Sumter, opened in succession; and the guns poured forth their wrath as if the fort standing out in the bay had been some vengeful fo