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ates have sought, by every honorable means, to avoid. As long as Major Anderson remained in Fort Moultrie, in accordance with the understanding between the Carolina and Federal authorities that the eized, occupied and possessed Fort Sumter, spiking the guns and burring the gun-carriages of Fort Moultrie, an act of war, recognized as such by all military authorities as well as by common sense, aact of hostilities had been perpetrated that the volunteers of Charleston took possession of Fort Moultrie and commenced the erection of defensive fortifications in the harbor. But, even then, insteernment to restore peacefully the former state of things and place Maj.Anderson once more in Fort Moultrie. We all know how utterly fruitless was this respectful and fraternal invocation. Instead oeturn-blow for the first act of hostility, which he himself committed in spiking the guns of Fort Moultrie, and seizing Fort Sumter, and which has been withheld for three months and a half, in order
shore, directly on the main ship channel, which passes between the fort and Sullivan's Island, on which is located Fort Moultrie, about one mile distant. From the battery of Charleston city Fort Sumter lies about five miles distant, standing out in the open bay, one mile from the land on either side. Fort Moultrie is, in military phrase, commanded by Fort Sumter. Who Major Anderson is — his Career. The New York Leader has a biographical sketch of the present commander of Fort Sumtconfidence other than those bestowed by the War Department. "His last service, previous to his taking command of Fort Moultrie, was as a member of the commission, ordered last summer by Congress, to inquire into the manner of instruction at thelery will be landed and make an attack from the rear upon the Confederate artillerists; that Fort Sumter will silence Fort Moultrie, which it is claimed can be done in an hour, and that then the steam tugs will be put into requisition, and Castle Pi