Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 14, 1861

Dr. Hart brought us dispatches confirming the surrender of Fort Sumpter [sic] after a gallant defence by Major Anderson & his little band of seventy.  A storm kept the war vessels out of Charleston Harbor, so that they could not aid Anderson.  The President has issued his proclamation convening Congress July 4th, and declaring the South in a state of insurrection and calling for seventy-five thousand men.

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