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believe that it has reached and passed the culminating point. But if, in the midst of the existing excitement, the Union shall perish, the evil may then become irreparable. This message proved unsatisfactory both to the Republican party and to the Pro-Slavery party in the cotton States. The leaders of this latter party in Congress, and especially Mr. Jefferson Davis, objected to it because of its earnest argument against secession, and the determination expressed to collect the revenue in the ports of South Carolina, by means of a naval force, and to defend the public property. From this moment they alienated themselves from the President. Soon thereafter, when he refused to withdraw Major Anderson from Fort Sumter, on the demand of the self-styled South Carolina Commissioners, the separation became complete. For more than two months before the close of the session all friendly intercourse between them and the President, whether of a political or social character, had ceased.
against surprise reenforcements ready instructions to Major Anderson interview with South Carolina members General Scott limited means would afford, to send reenforcements to Major Anderson, at the first moment of danger. For this purpose the of War despatched Assistant Adjutant-General Buell to Major Anderson, at Fort Moultrie, with instructions how he should actie the instructions he had verbally received, required Major Anderson, in case of attack, to defend himself to the last extrhe Brooklyn had been made ready to go to the relief of Major Anderson in case of need; after he had received instructions ina reenforcement, and telegraph the commanding officer (Major Anderson) of Fort Moultrie to hold the forts (Moultrie and Sumtd decide against secession, he would then telegraph to Major Anderson to hold the forts (Moultrie and Sumter) against attackrts and all other public property were unmolested, and Major Anderson and his troops continued to be supplied and treated in
neral Scott's instance she is fired upon Major Anderson demands of Governor Pickens a disavowal ofied by an unmistakable threat of attacking Major Anderson if not yielded, was of the most extravaganbecause of a letter received that day from Major Anderson, stating, in effect, that he regarded himsproperty as may be in your charge. This Major Anderson appears to have regarded, not merely as anr, would have cast a serious reflection on Major Anderson for having concluded it, who, beyond quest time for preparation. On the other hand, Major Anderson was then confident in his power to repel int it is not deemed necessary to reenforce Major Anderson, because he makes no such request and feelof the United States, under the command of Major Anderson. I regard that possession as not consisteday [it was the day previous] addressed to Major Anderson a communication to obtain from him the posSouth Carolina. The demand I have made of Major Anderson, and which I now make of you, is suggested[31 more...]
racticable means of instantly reenforcing Major Anderson, should this be required. After several cof Virginia to avoid collision, and whilst Major Anderson at the point of danger had asked no reenfoposing, from the information received from Major Anderson, that this small expedition, under Commandstrated by a letter, with enclosures, from Major Anderson to the Secretary of War. This was read byth March) the Secretary of War transmitted Major Anderson's letter, with its enclosures, to Presidenrespondence between the War Department and Major Anderson from the date of his removal to Fort Sumtewith enclosures received on yesterday from Major Anderson and Captain Foster, of the Corps of Engineransferring his forces to Fort Sumter, he (Major Anderson) addressed a letter to this Department, uny, which has been already quoted. In that Major Anderson had been requested to report at once, wheneneral Scott, to withdraw the troops under Major Anderson from the harbor of Charleston, although th[5 more...]
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion, Message of the President of the United States, of the 8th of January, 1861. (search)
a peaceful solution of the questions at issue between the North and the South. Entertaining this conviction, I refrained even from sending reenforcements to Major Anderson, who commanded the forts in Charleston harbor, until an absolute necessity for doing so should make itself apparent, lest it might unjustly be regarded as a messrs McQueen, Mines, Bonham, Boyce, and Keitt, members of the House of representatives from South Carolina, on the 8th of December, 1860. that no attack upon Major Anderson was intended, but that, on the contrary, it was the desire of the State authorities, as much as it was my own, to avoid the fatal consequences which must even. L. Orr, Commissioners from South Carolina, with the accompanying documents, and copies of my answer thereto, dated December 31. In further explanation of Major Anderson's removal from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter, it is proper to state that, after my answer to the South Carolina Commissioners, the War Department received a le