Mrs. Major Anderson
being desirous to visit her husband in Fort Sumter
, Peter Hart
, an officer of the Twentieth Ward, N. Y. City, was deputed to escort her to Charleston
Once inside the fort, Mr. Hart
who had served under Major Anderson
through the Mexican
war, resolved to remain by his old commander, and aid in defending the fort.
This he did, and in doing so, proved himself to be a gallant and intrepid soldier.
After the stars and stripes had been shot down by the guns of the rebel forces, Hart
seized the national colors, which he had so heroically defended in Mexico
, and nailing the flag to a pole, raised it to its former position with his own hand, amid the cheers of Major Anderson
and his soldiers.--N. Y. Tribune, April 20