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A mere handful of Federal troops, under Maj. Robert Anderson, watched rather than garrisoned the fore resisted. During the night of the 26th, Maj. Anderson properly and prudently transferred his ente of a serious nature could have been; for Maj. Anderson's act was evidently unanticipated in Charlarleston Courier of the 29th said: Major Robert Anderson, United States Army, has achieved the be changed, without due notice. The news of Anderson's movement sent a thrill through the hearts orse of the President, in refusing to order Major Anderson back to Fort Moultrie, as his reason. He m Mr. Buchanan that he would not reinforce Major Anderson, nor initiate any hostilities against the tracted Cabinet meeting. Directly after Major Anderson's removal to Fort Sumter, the Federal arsefusal to reinforce, provision, and sustain Maj. Anderson and his little force, holding the forts in New York, without even communicating with Major Anderson. In Louisiana, the Federal arsenal at B[1 more...]
to you the same evening by letter. Five days elapsed, and I called with a telegram from Gen. Beauregard, to the effect that Sumter was not evacuated, but that Maj. Anderson was at work making repairs. The next day, after conversing with you, I communicated to Judge Crawford, in writing, that the failure to evacuate Sumter was nll faith I was invited to wait for and see. In the same paper, I read that intercepted dispatches disclose the fact that Mr. Fox, who had been allowed to visit Maj. Anderson, on the pledge that his purpose was pacific, employed his opportunity to devise a plan for supplying the fort by force, and that this plan had been adopted by arrison of Sumter and the fleet off Pensacola. Whether President Lincoln did or did not, for some days after his inauguration, incline to the withdrawal of Major Anderson and his brave handful from. closely beleaguered Sumter, is not certain. It is certain that great doubt and anxiety on this point pervaded the country. Some
fort in flames Wigfall's volunteer embassy Anderson surrenders Garrison leaves for New York Dix It was immediately determined to keep Major Anderson in Fort Sumter, and to supply him with protance is offered to the attempt to furnish Major Anderson with supplies. The fleet will not approac, from Fort Sumter, bearing a message from Major Anderson that his rigidly restricted supplies of fr. Beauregard, at 11 P. M., again addressed Major Anderson, asking him to state at what time he wouldsfactory; and, at 3:20 A. M., of the 12th, Major Anderson was duly notified that fire would be openeIts commander communicated by signals with Major Anderson, but remained out of the range of the enem of his sword, he asked to be presented to Maj. Anderson. No objection being made, he crawled throtion, these terms were highly honorable to Maj. Anderson, and hardly less so to Gen. Beauregard; thd private property, and saluting my flag with fifty guns. Robert Anderson, Major First Artillery. [10 more...]
tidings that Beauregard had, by order, opened fire that morning on Fort Sumter. As was natural, their Secretary of War, Mr. Leroy Pope Walker, was called out for a speech, and, in his response, predicted that the Confederate flag would float, before the 1st of May, over Washington City, The New York Herald of April 10th, after proclaiming in its leader that civil war is close at hand, and announcing that Lieut. Talbot had been stopped in Charleston on his return from Washington to Major Anderson in Fort Sumter says: Anticipating, then, the speedy inauguration of civil war at Charleston, at Pensacola, or in Texas, or, perhaps, at all these places, the inquiry is forced upon us, What will be the probable consequences? We apprehend that they will be: first, the secession of Virginia and the other border Slave States, and their union with the Confederate States; secondly, the organization of an army for the removal of the United States ensign and authorities from every fortress
vacuation of Fort Sumter, but set forth the material facts as follows: On the 5th of March (the present incumbent's first full day in office), a letter of Major Anderson, commanding at Fort Sumter, written on tile 28th of February, and received at the War Department on the 4th of March, was, by that Department, placed in his hnd good and well-disciplined men. This opinion was concurred in by all the officers of his command, and their memoranda on the subject were made inclosures of Major Anderson's letter. The whole was immediately laid before Lieut.-Gen. Scott, who at once concurred with Major Anderson in opinion. On reflection, however, he took fulMajor Anderson in opinion. On reflection, however, he took full time, consulting with other officers, both of the Army and of the Navy, and, at the end of four days, came reluctantly but decidedly to the same conclusion as before. He also stated, at the same time, that no such sufficient force was then at the control of the Government, or could be raised and brought to the ground within the
ame day informed him that Price was reported near Warrensburg with 5,000 to 15,000 men; also that Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, commanding, at Jefferson City, a district which included Lexington, was giving vigilant attention to Price's movements. That same day brought, by telegraph, pressing demands for more troops from Gen. Grant, commanding at Cairo; and the next — the 14th--brought peremptory orders from Gen. Scott to send 5,000 well-armed infantry to Washington without a moment's delay. Gen. Robert Anderson, commanding in Kentucky, was also calling urgently on Gen. Fremont, his immediate superior, for reenforcements to save Louisville, then threatened by the Rebels, who were rapidly annexing Kentucky. Gen. Fremont had at that time scattered over his entire department, and confronted at nearly every point by formidable and often superior numbers of Rebels, a total of 55,693 men; whereof over 11,000 occupied Fort Holt and Paducah, Ky., warding off the menaced advance of the Rebels in force
t invasion, which is guaranteed to each one of the States by the 4th section of the 4th article of the Constitution of the United States. Resolved, That Gen. Robert Anderson be, and he is hereby, requested to enter immediately upon the active discharge of his duties in this military district. Resolved, That we appeal to the nd cut her off from all communication with the loyal States, to prevent a general uprising of her hardy mountaineers in defense of the cause they loved. Gen. Robert Anderson assumed command, at Louisville, of the Department of Kentucky, Sept. 20th; and the organization of Union volunteers was thenceforth actively promoted. On compensate the Rebellion for the loss of its boldest and most unscrupulous champion in the Federal Congress. Gen. W. T. Sherman, early in October, succeeded Gen. Anderson in command of the district of Kentucky. The Rebels, with an art which they had already brought to perfection, imposed on him, with success, as on Gen. McClell
moting National Unity, The, 439; programme of, 439-40. Anderson, Maj. Robert, evacuates Fort Moultrie and occupies Fort S; solicits reenforcements from Fremont, 587; 612; 613. Anderson, Richard C., of Ky., appointed to attend the Panama Congr defend the South, 396; on the occupation of Sumter by Major Anderson, 408. Charleston Mercury, The, 332; on the forts innstructions to Minister Everett, 268; instructions to Messrs. Anderson and Sergeant, 269; letter to Leslie Combs, etc., 343-seized by Alabama, 412. Fort Moultrie, evacuated by Major Anderson, 407; what the Charleston papers said, 407-8; occupiedPhilip, seized by Louisiana, 412. Fort Sumter, 407; Major Anderson takes possession of; what the Charleston papers said, , 614; Breckinridge's Address, 615; Gen. Sherman succeeds Anderson, 615; the affairs at Wild-Cat and Piketon, 616; Schoepf'sesville, 626. Talbot, Lieut., sent to Washington by Major Anderson, 443. Taliaferro, Col., at Carrick's Ford, 523.