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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The
first step in the War. (search)
The first step in the War. Stephen D. Lee, Lieutenant-General, C. S. A. In the month of December, 1860, the South itself had no more realizing sense than the North of the magnitude of events about to be entered into so lightly. Even the Southern leaders did not realize that there could be any obstacle to peaceable secession. Many at the North were willing to let the wayward sisters depart in peace. Only a few on either side expected that blood would be shed. When, in the first Confed
federate States, we have the honor to notify you that he will open the fire of his batteries on Fort Sumter in one hour from this time.
We have the honor to be very respectfully, Your obedient servants,
James Chesnut, Jr., Aide-de-camp. Stephen D. Lee, Captain C. S. Army, Aide-de-camp.
The above note was written in one of the casemates of the fort, and in the presence of Major Anderson and several of his officers.
On receiving it, he was much affected.
He seemed to realize the full i
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Notes on the surrender of
Fort Sumter. (search)
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure),
Vicksburg during the siege. (search)
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The
First shot against the flag. (search)
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, The
battle of Franklin-the battle of Nashville (search)
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter
: 8 Seven Pines and the Seven Days battles (search)