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The Daily Dispatch: January 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 19 1 Browse Search
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ems to take quite an interest in the excitements of the day, and is hated everywhere as the representative of what Virginia was, and' what the Southerners would have her be. He likewise expresses a lively hope and abiding confidence in the ultimate secession of his State. Fort Moultrie. The correspondent, in describing the fortifications, thus describes the works at Fort Moultrie: At Fort Moultrie, Sunday though it was, everything was busy. The columbiads spiked and burned by Anderson, are all, with the exception of three, remounted on new carriages, unspiked, and as good as ever. Several of the merlons erected upon the parapet to protect the guns bearing on Sumter are completed.--The work is done in a most masterly manner. Barrels and bags of sand are so disposed and evenly packed as to give a solid masonry-like appearance. The merlons are very thick and impenetrable, and afford great security to the artillerists behind them. The process of constructing this sor
laws which he refers to in force in England, France, &c., as he has in South Carolina. Why did not the President enforce the laws in the free States? These States all claim to be now in the Union, yet they have for years past, and now are violating the Constitution and laws of the United States. The violation by the free States of these laws is the cause of all the evils now upon us: they are the source from which all these troubles have come upon us. Why don't the President now enforce the laws in the free States? He had better send his Major Anderson, Gen. Scotts, &c., there, and not make war upon sovereign States no longer under his jurisdiction. I appeal to the young men of this country, and also to the old men, to examine the subjects I refer to for yourselves. Do not trust to the views and opinions of corrupt and designing demagogues and politicians. Inform yourselves of your State's rights, and protect and defend them, for yourselves and for your children. G.
Major Anderson. We saw it stated the other day, in the Fredericksburg Recorder, that this officer was a native of Buckfriend of the Recorder has confounded him with another Major Anderson, who is a native of Buckingham, and who is well known ther, and is, like him, a graduate of West Point. Major Anderson, of Fort Sumter, is a native of Kentucky. He is the son of Captain Richard Clough Anderson, of the revolutionary army, who was born in Hanover county, and lived there until about the year 1790, when he removed to Kentucky. Richard Clough Anderson joined Washington's army at the very commencement of thaelf renowned in our brief history. The eldest son of Captain Anderson, Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., was sent Minister to oRichard Clough Anderson, Jr., was sent Minister to one of the South American Republics, by Mr. Monroe, about 1823, and died there. He was quite a young man, and very promising. This seems to have been a warlike family.-- Richard Clough Anderson had a younger brother, who commanded a company of H
mistake in the last paragraph, which states that " Richard Clough Anderson had a younger brother, who commanded a company of rried his cousin, Mary Anderson, who was sister to Richard Clough Anderson. The other parts of the paragraph are substantially correct. Richard Clough Anderson's brothers, whose names were Robert, Samuel, and George, who removed to and died in Cumbention a little incident related to me by my uncle, Richard Clough Anderson: When the British troops were storming the fort at"Soldier's Retreat." His wife died, leaving one son, Richard C. Anderson, Jr., who was sent as Minister to Columbia, South Am South America, where he and his wife both died. Col. Richard C. Anderson, after the death of his wife, married a daughter andson of Samuel Anderson, who was the brother of Col. Richard C. Anderson. My father died when I was a child, and I thin no personal recollection of him. From my uncle, Richard Clough Anderson, I derived many incidents of his eventful life. A