Stirring events of the New year
occupation of the Baton Rouge arsenal
forts Jackson, St. Philip and Pike
a State army Created
the convention Meets
ordinance of secession
the Pelican flag
Before the convention met, promise came of sterner work.
On the afternoon of January 9tthe Rigolets.
No defense was offered against these triple movements.
Each was backed by ample force.
At each call, the arsenal at Baton Rouge, Forts Jackson, St. Philip and Pike surrendered in turn to the State troops without a blow.
Transfer of relieving troops was soon called into use The Continental Guards—gentlemen assoc the equipment of the various forts in Louisiana, Colonel Totten's last report to Congress, for 1860, emphasized more their deficiencies than their equipment: Fort St. Philip, below the city, 600 men, 124 guns; Fort Jackson, 600 men, 150 guns; Fort Pike, Rigolets, 300 men, 49 guns; Fort McComb, Chef Menteur, 300 men, 49 guns; Fort