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The National Crisis. can Fort Pickens be taken?--affairs at Fort Sumter--examining Ships' papers. Can Fort Pickens be taken? Fort Pickens be taken? Ben Lane Posey writes a letter to the Mobile Advertiser, in which he disapproves of the granting of the armistice by the State authorities, nt is good for the present, it is good for all coming time. But Fort Pickens was not, at the time, either strong or terrible. It requires tw is very strong or terrible. This was precisely the weakness of Fort Pickens. Its garrison was less than 100 men. It is a fort of vast area geable. No less than twelve men can efficiently man the guns on Fort Pickens. The garrison, then, could man only eight guns, if all were putwith provisions, and had to come by way of Havana for a supply. Fort Pickens is now beyond our power. The mere presence of the fleet outsidethere to defend; and it can, in one hour, land reinforcements at Fort Pickens and take its position of defence. Affairs at Fort Sumter.