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The Daily Dispatch: April 19, 1861., [Electronic resource],
An Exciting scene.(search)
An Exciting scene. --The agony is over.--War has commenced. We shall never forget the scene presented yesterday, when the fact first became known, by the raising of the flag at the at the telegraph office, that the bombardment of Fort Sumter had actually commenced. The people seemed wild with excitement, and congregated around the telegraph office in vast numbers for the purpose of ascertaining the news. Presently, the venerable Dr. Weir, of this city, appeared in the balcony, and proposed three cheers for General Beauregard, which was responded to most enthusiastically. After this occurrence — after having gleaned all the intelligence from each other that was profitable at that locality, the vast crowd then commenced pouring in the direction of the Government buildings, where the Confederate colors had also been thrown to the breeze, and a squad of the "Blues" were firing a salute--seven guns being for the Confederate States, and the remaining one in honor of that gallant sp