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w. his message to General Beauregard. Secretary of War apprised of same. his answer to telegram. Blakely rifled gun. by whom sent. General Beauregard demands the surrender of Fort Sumter. Major Anderson declines. fire opened on the Fort April 12th.> The Confederate States Commissioners—Messrs. John Forsyth of Alabama, M. J. Crawford of Georgia, and A. B. Roman of Louisiana—with proposals from their government, were sent to Washington after the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln as President., or its equivalent, be refused, reduce the fort as your judgment decides to be the most practicable. L. P. Walker. The substance of these instructions was immediately forwarded to the fort, by General Beauregard's aids, accompanied by Colonel Roger A. Pryor, of Virginia. But Major Anderson, as the official despatch has it, would not consent. In consequence of which, after timely notice had been given to him in General Beauregard's name, on April 12th, at 4.30 A. M., We opened fir
Brigadier-General Dunovant of Sullivan's Island. tone of troops. the first shell fired from Fort Johnson. the only motive actuating the South. at 5 A. M., April 12th, every battery in full play. Sumter responds at 7 o'clock. how our guns were served. engagement continued until nightfall. firing kept up all night by our bourage and a renewed spirit of endurance. General Crawford, in his above-quoted essay, says: Major Anderson was directed, if possible, to hold out until the 12th of April, when the expedition would go forward, and, finding his flag flying, an effort would be made to provision him, and to reinforce him, if resisted. Annals of the War, p. 325. Major Anderson, with his officers and men, followed the instructions received. They did hold out; their flag was flying on the 12th of April, and again on the 13th; and they were fighting in all earnest. The fleet outside thought proper, nevertheless, to abstain from all participation in the engagement. By m
valry and artillery, to feel the enemy. Must be cautiously made with advance guards, and all due military precautions. Thomas Jordan, A. A. G. Jackson, Tenn., March 22d, 1862. A. S. Johnston, Genl. Comdg., Courtland: Following despatch just received from Van Dorn: Van Buren, Ark., March 21st, 1862. I march my first brigade to-morrow towards Jacksonport, Arkansas. All the troops here will march in a few days to the same point. I will probably have, on White River, by 10th or 12th April, twenty thousand men or more, and about seventy pieces of artillery. It was my intention to attack the forces near New Madrid and Point Pleasant from the north by Greenville. What do you now advise? There is an army of about twenty thousand. Enemy north of this in Arkansas, but they cannot subsist there; nor do I think they can do much harm in the West. We cannot subsist here. I think it more important to save the Mississippi River. Answer me at once. I start for Little Rock day af