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Senate throughout the preceding, Session, at Charleston, at Baltimore, and ever since, they had acteughout the Union), when Mr. W. D. Porter, of Charleston, was chosen President of the Senate. On tak lingering death. There was great joy in Charleston, and wherever Fire-Eaters most did congregatesolves in the Senate; where Mr. Lesesne, of Charleston, attempted to stem, or, rather, to moderate,he House (November 7th), by Mr. Trenholm, of Charleston — long conspicuous in the councils of the Stat evening, the busy telegraph reported from Charleston the more important resignation of the leadinn The New York Herald of Nov. 9, dated Charleston, Nov. 5, 1860. As a mark of the popular ipasses that we do not hear in the streets of Charleston the tramp of large bodies of armed men, movi in 1860, an eminent New York lawyer visited Charleston professionally, and was detained in that cithe Convention adjourned to Secession Hall in Charleston, where it met next day. Mr. Buchanan's last [5 more...]
rbed and unobserved, or irritation and excitement were unavoidable. Twenty or thirty years ago, there existed in Charleston, S. C., an association for social and intellectual enjoyment, known as The Wistar Club. Many, if not most, of the more inut not a Carolinian was present! Some old head had determined that no such discussion should take place — at least, in Charleston — and had given a hint which had operated as a command. Though the interest in the subject had seemed general at the ln opportunity for discussion, leaving the proposed debate to stand adjourned over to the opening of the bombardment of Fort Sumter, in the year of grace 1861. Why can't you let Slavery alone? was imperiously or querulously demanded at the North,se so much to be done, and that President Buchanan should appoint a new Judge and a new Collector, who should repair to Charleston and demand the payment of duties upon any imported goods. Suppose, upon a refusal to pay the duties exacted, the Colle
deral garrison altogether from the harbor of Charleston. This not being accorded, he declared that of Secession. He remained but five hours in Charleston; having learned within that time that the rurect reference, offensive and defensive, to Fort Sumter. And still the volunteers came pouring in;over the Custom-House and the Post-Office at Charleston; and it was announced next morning that Gov. laden with reenforcements and supplies for Fort Sumter. A dispatch from that city reached the South, asserting that the attempt to reinforce Fort Sumter was a violation of the promises of the Execprovisions on board, appeared off the bar at Charleston on the 9th. Attempting to steam up the harbor to Fort Sumter, she was fired upon from Fort Moultrie and a battery on Morris Island, and, being; and on the 16th demanded the surrender of Fort Sumter, as essential to a good understanding betwetion of Fortress Monroe (Virginia), Fort Sumter (South Carolina), Fort Pickens (Florida), and the fo[14 more...]
effect: I feel entire confidence that Fort Sumter will he evacuated in the next ten days. Anduiring concerning Col. Lamon, whose visit to Charleston, he supposed, had a connection with the propthe Government will not undertake to supply Fort Sumter without giving notice to Gov. Pickens. Theade, and that there was no design to reenforce Sumter. There was a departure here from the pledgegiven were well or ill founded. In respect to Sumter, your reply was, Faith as to Sumter fully keptBeauregard that provisions would be sent to Fort Sumter peaceably, or otherwise by force. This was the 8th of April, at Charleston, the day following your last assurance, and is the evidence of th [a proposed letter by me to President Davis], Sumter will have been evacuated. The Commissionersioners that he felt entire confidence that Fort Sumter would be evacuated within the next ten dayst only from the close investment of menaced Fort Sumter--with which no one was allowed to communica[10 more...]
Xxviii. Fort Sumter. Hesitation futile negotiations attempt to provision order to opened, if evacuated at all, the 25th brought to Charleston Col. Ward H. Lamon, a confidential agent of into surrender, if not relieved, returned to Charleston on the 8th, and gave formal notice to Gov. Pg a response from battery after battery, until Sumter appeared the focus of a circle of volcanic firally wounded on the Charleston harbor and Fort Sumter. side of the assailants. So bloodless was ected at the barbette [unsheltered] guns of Fort Sumter, disabling one ten-inch columbiad [they hade well on fire, the batteries directed upon Fort Sumter increased their cannonading to a rapidity gays: Had the surrender not taken place, Fort Sumter would have been stormed to-night. The men its strength and efficiency, as a defense of Charleston after it should have fallen into their handslebrated on Sunday the bloodless victory of Fort Sumter with a Te Deum and congratulatory address. [25 more...]
All our young men, nearly, are in and around Charleston. Thither we have sent many hundreds of our s, in his Diary, North and South, writing at Charleston, April 18, 1861, says: These tall, thin, formal audience until the 13th--the day of Fort Sumter's surrender — when its bombardment, if not batteries pouring their iron hail upon devoted Sumter has struck them all dumb. It is as if one hadernment, for the relief (as was understood) of Sumter. And, on the other hand, it may be said that had, by order, opened fire that morning on Fort Sumter. As was natural, their Secretary of War, Mhen, the speedy inauguration of civil war at Charleston, at Pensacola, or in Texas, or, perhaps, at derate forces were dispatched northward from Charleston directly after the fall of Sumter. The MoSumter. The Mobile Advertiser about this time, had the following: We are prepared to fight, and the enemy is ner the excitement aroused by the seizure of Fort Sumter, he is a guilty Hotspur. In either case, h[18 more...]
t of the Southern frenzy which followed the reduction of Fort Sumter, into voting their State out of the Union. April 17th I believe thoroughly in our own theories, and that, if Charleston did not grow quite so fast in her trade with other State the reaction of feeling which the suffering commerce of Charleston would probably manifest? Would you not lose that in whiolina was preparing. This opportunity was the taking of Fort Sumter; when Gov. Ellis proceeded to seize the U. S. Branch Minntion was reconvened upon the reception of the news from Fort Sumter, and proceeded, with little hesitation, to pass an Ordinsouri valley, was seized by the enemies of the Union. Fort Sumter having been captured, and a most insulting, defiant refu exhibited, by the disruption of the Democratic party at Charleston, than her people gave unmistakable notice that they woulfected by them when the roar of the batteries encircling Fort Sumter called the nation to arms. Gov. Magoffin, having refu
h rendered them valiant in their own despite, making them sometimes victors where the memories of their grandfathers at Charleston and at Guilford, and of their fathers at Bladensburg, had led their foes to greatly undervalue their prowess and their deserves immortal honor for keeping down bloodshed. In one hour, by telegraph, he could order Fort Moultrie to fire on Charleston, and the war would rage over the Union. I am, in heart and soul, against war; but the best way to keep peace is to be ctive sections. Yet we have seen that a majority of the Southern people could never, until frenzied by the capture of Fort Sumter, and by official assurances (undenied in their hearing) that Lincoln had declared unprovoked and utterly unjustifiableheir faith shaken that, in spite of present reverses, the flag of their fathers would float once more over Richmond and Charleston and Montgomery, over Raleigh, Atlanta, and Houston, the symbol of National authority and power, accepted, beloved, and
nion force, under Gen. Cox, made an advance from Guyandotte simultaneously with Gen. McClellan's on Beverly, capturing Barboursville after a slight skirmish, and moving eastward to the Kanawha, and up that river. At Scarytown, some miles below Charleston, a detachment of 1,500 Ohio troops, under Col. Lowe, was resisted July 17th by a smaller Rebel force, well posted, under Capt. Patton, and repulsed, with a loss of 57 men. Five officers, including two Colonels, who went heedlessly forward, without their commands, to observe the fight, rode into the Rebel lines, and were captured. The Rebels abandoned the place that night, leaving their leader dangerously wounded to become a prisoner. Gen. Cox pushed steadily forward, reaching Charleston, the capital of Kanawha county, on the 25th. Gov. Wise, who commanded the Rebels in this quarter, had expected here to make a stand; but, discouraged by the tidings which had reached him, some days before, of Garnett's disasters, continued his f
as fully and suddenly undeceived by the developments that swiftly followed the bombardment of Fort Sumter, but especially by the occurrences in Baltimore and the attitude of Maryland. For a few weeken the chief ports of the Rebel States; but the month of May Richmond and Norfolk, the 8th; Charleston, the 11th; New Orleans and Mobile, the 27th; Savannah, the 28th. saw this undertaking so far c propositions in the Peace Conference of 1861, are matters of record. That he sought to have Fort Sumter evacuated, a month later, as a military necessity, is well known. Two or three weeks thereafter, on the very morning that the Rebels opened fire on Sumter, The National Intelligencer, of April 12th, contained the following, which was widely understood to have been inspired, if not directly wwere expressed by The Pennsylvanian--(see page 428). When, on the reception of the tidings of Fort Sumter's surrender, a great popular uprising took place in Philadelphia, as in other cities, and imm
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