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Chapter 9: The forts in Charleston harbor conduct toward them and the reasons for it to guard against surprise reenforcements ready instructions to Major Anderson interview with South Carolina members General Scott again recommends
In this distribution he left only about two hundred men for the twin forts of Moultrie and Sumter, Charleston harbor.
He also declared in this letter, that he considered the force quite adequate to the occasion.
But, as if rendere rt that the President confined his observations at their interview exclusively to the reenforcement of the forts in Charleston harbor, for which General Scott, according to his own statement, in the letter to the National Intelligencer, could spare not violate his announced policy by sending one thousand men to all the Southern forts, or two hundred to those in Charleston harbor, he must have considered this renewed recommendation rather a matter of form, springing from a motive which he will
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