Confederates demand the surrender of Fort Sumter, putting North and South on the brink of war.
Category: South Carolina
The war policy prevails
The South Carolinians receive word that President Lincoln will attempt to resupply Fort Sumter, and President Jefferson Davis makes a fateful decision.
Provisions Are Very Nearly Exhausted
President Abraham Lincoln holds a cabinet meeting regarding the situations at Forts Sumter and Pickens, and he comes to a fateful decision.
Rendering Adherence to This Union Perpetual
General Winfield Scott writes a shocking letter recommending the abandonment of not only Fort Sumter but Fort Pickens as well.
Separate Nationality is a Fixed Fact
President Lincoln sends agents to Charleston to see if any Unionist sentiment can be found there. He soon learns there cannot.
Fort Sumter: Evacuation or Reinforcement
President Lincoln gets advice on what to do about Fort Sumter and decides to send someone there to assess the garrison’s condition.