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The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
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vacuation of Fort Sumter. --The Charleston Courier of Thursday morning has the following announcement: On Wednesday rumors were rife in this city that Major Hutto, Paymaster of the U. S. Army, had made arrangements with the agent of the New York steamers for the transport of the garrison at Fort Sumter to New York, on the steamship Columbia, to leave Saturday. Reliable information shows that it was only conjecture. Major Hutto visited the Fort on Tuesday for the purpose of paying the troops the amount due them for regular service. The assertion made in various papers that the terms of enlistment of twenty-six of the men had nearly expired, me out in August next, and one in December. Beyond this, their terms of enlistment are for two and three years longer. Major Aderson, in conversation with Major Hutto, stated that he was in daily expectation of receiving by mail the orders for evacuation, and hoped to get them that day. His supply of fuel and provisions was n