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The evacuation of Fort Moultrie.what is thought of it at the North. The papers of the North, so far as the mails have brought them to us
uty to the General Government.
He has removed his command from Fort Moultrie, where it was subject to attack, to Fort Sumpter, which command Scott.
It would have been worse than folly to attempt to hold Fort Moultrie, weak and defenceless as it was, while Fort Sumter, the key to a very strong position, more to the seaward, and which commands Fort Moultrie, and withal is so far from the shore that it cannot be successf xcept by a powerful force of heavy artillery.
If assailed from Fort Moultrie, the latter could soon be silenced.
All things considered, the sober, second thought was that the evacuation of Fort Moultrie diminished the danger of collision, and so was a ground of encouragement and, as the event proves, truly, that Major Anderson abandoned Fort Moultrie of his own accord, his praises were upon every tongue.