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1 The New York Herald of April 13th had a Charleston dispatch of the 12th, which thus correctly expresses the Confederate idea:
The first shot [at Fort Sumter] from Stevens's battery was fired by the venerable Edmund Ruffin, of Virginia. That ball will do more for the cause of Secession in Virginia than volumes of stump speeches.
2 The New York Herald of the 14th had the following:
3 The Circular from the War Department, which was sent to the Governors along with this Proclamation, explained that the call was for regiments of infantry or riflemen only — each regiment to be composed of 780 men — the apportionment of regiments to the several States called on being as follows:
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