While the engagement lasted, no demonstration whatever was made by the command in possession of the frowning fortress — Sumter — except the opening of the port-holes and running out of the guns which bear upon Morris' Island and Moultrie.
Major Anderson, however, prudently forbore to fire, and no doubt experienced great relief when he saw the vessel steaming out of the harbor.
The feeling at Castle Pinckney.
At Castle Pinckney, under command of Col. Pettigrew, the ardor of the men knew no bounds.
The greatest eagerness was shown by all to have a shot at the stranger, with the intention of bringing out the fire of Fort Sumter.
The guns of the Castle were all manned simply upon the spontaneous movement of the men themselves.
Each sprang to his post, without command of the officer in change.
It was with the greatest difficulty than he could restrain them from firing; and it was not until a peremptory order to that effect was given that they