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FORT SUMPTER 1861. NOT ONE STEP BACKWARDS!
Thanks to Freeper. As was reported by the New York Times 1861.
"NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Nothing Definite Relative to Fort Sumpter; Policy of the Administration; Health of the City; Editorial-Coercion and the Border States (3/22/1861)"
New York Times archives – Times Machine ^ | 3/22/1861
"WASHINGTON, Thursday, March 21. THE QUESTION OF FORT SUMPTER. A report was received here, to-day, that the vessel sent to Charleston was not sent to bring away the troops from Fort Sumpter, but contained supplies and reinforcements for Major ANDERSON. The news created quite an excitement, but soon subsided when the report was contradicted. There is evidently no truth in the matter. Up to last evening no orders had been issued. The policy of the Administration is, however, to keep its movements a profound secret until its decisions are executed"
Situation Fort Sumter [Sumpter] dire. Provisions slim. Resupply needed. NONE forthcoming. See previous relevant blog entries:
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