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nce was worth but five per cent of its nominal value. The town, like the country, was flat and low. On three sides it lay upon the water; and, for its complete investment, an enemy who commanded the sea needed only to occupy the neck between the Cooper and the Ashley rivers. It had neither citadel, nor fort, nor ramparts, nor stone, nor materials for building anything more than field-works of loose sand, kept together by boards and logs. The ground to be defended within the limits of the city same morning, Lincoln for the first time called a council of war, and, revealing to its members his want of resources, suggested an evacuation. We should not lose an hour, said Mackintosh, in attempting to get the continental troops over the Cooper river; for on their safety depends the salvation of the state. But Lincoln only invited them to consider the measure maturely, till the time when he should send for them again. Simms's South Carolina in the Revolution, 122. Before he met them ag