President James Buchanan got an alarming request from Major Robert Anderson to send military reinforcements for the Federal garrison in Charleston Harbor.
The commanding general of the U.S. Army replaced the aging commander of the Charleston Harbor defenses, as secession hysteria continued sweeping through South Carolina and beyond.
October 6, 1861 – Military and political turmoil continued in Kentucky, both within and among the various opposing factions. Confederates continued building their defensive line
September 24, 1861 – Federal Brigadier-General Robert Anderson, hero of Fort Sumter, tried calming tensions in Kentucky, but the state was quickly being torn apart by
August 19, 1861 – President Abraham Lincoln received a letter from Kentucky Governor Beriah Magoffin urging the removal of Federal troops from the state to