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I asked in this Senate, weeks ago: What causes the peril that is now imminent at Fort Moultrie; is it the weakness of the garrison?
and then I answered, No, it is its presence, not its w harbor of Charleston; but in so doing he committed an act of hostility.
When he dismantled Fort Moultrie, when he burned the carriages and spiked the guns bearing upon Fort Sumter, he put Carolina ems now to be the impelling motive of every public act —vague rumors of an intention to take Fort Moultrie.
But, sir, a soldier should be confronted by an overpowering force before he spikes his gun position and threw up a temporary battery with palmetto-logs and sand, upon the site called Fort Moultrie, that fort was assailed by the British fleet, and bombarded until the old logs, clinging wit conquered.
Those old logs are gone; the eroding current is even taking away the site where Fort Moultrie stood; the gallant men who held it now mingle with the earth; but their memories live in the
James H., 182. John, 95.
John Quincy, 219.
Address to New York Historical Society, 162-63.
Samuel, 104, 105, 165.
African servitude, 66-67, 262.
Alabama, 51. Ordinance of secession, 189.
Alabama (ship), 408.
Alexander, Capt. E., P. 308.
Allegiance, Division of, 154-55.
American party, 31, 32.
Anderson, Gen. C. C., 343-44, 413. Maj. Robert, 181, 184-85, 230, 233, 234, 235, 243, 249, 252. Instructions from U. S. War Department, 181-82.
Dismantling of Fort Moultrie, 182.
Letter protesting plan for relieving Fort Sumter, 243-44.
Correspondence concerning evacuations, 246-48.
Surrender of Fort Sumter, 253.
Correspondence with Gov. Pickens concerning Star of the West, 538-39.
Annapolis Constitutional convention, 76.
Recommendation to Congress, 76.
Archer, William S., 9.
Argus (Albany), Remarks on right of secession, 219.
Arkansas, 214. Reply of Gov. Rector to U. S. call for troops, 355.
Articles of Confederation, 4, 7, 24,