The entry of Major Robert Anderson's (see Major Robert Anderson) command into Fort Sumter on Christmas night, 1860. After the secession of the seven deep South states, federal troops withdrew from indefensible positions within southern territories, finally holding on to only two--one in Florida, the other in South Carolina. The garrison stationed on Sullivan's Island withdrew to the greater safety of Fort Sumter. From "Harper's Weekly," January 19, 1861.
Courtesy of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the continuities and changes experienced by Americans of various genders, positions, races, and social status during the Civil War.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the effects of military strategies to include but not limited to: wartime technologies, the Anaconda Plan, conscription, and Sherman’s March to the Sea.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the relationship between the Civil War and the experiences of women, African Americans, and the planter class in South Carolina.
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