A gentleman at Baltimore, Md., lately returned from Fort Sumter, details an impressive incident that took place there on Major Anderson taking possession.
It is known that the American flag brought away from Fort Moultrie was raised at Sumter precisely at noon on the 27th ultimo, but the incidents of that flag-raising have not been related.
It was a scene that will be a memorable reminiscence in the lives of those who witnessed it. A short time before noon Major Anderson assembled the whole of his little force, with the workmen employed on the fort, around the foot of the flag-staff.
The national ensign was attached to the cord, and Major Anderson, holding the end of the lines in his hand, knelt reverently down.
The officers, soldiers, and men clustered around, many of them on their knees, all deeply impressed with the solemnity of the scene.
The chaplain made an earnest prayer — such an appeal for support, encouragement and mercy as one would make who felt that man's extremity