The transfer of Major Robert Anderson’s Federal garrison to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor provokes intense reactions in the days that follow.
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The Clouds Are Threatening and the Storm may Break
President James Buchanan got an alarming request from Major Robert Anderson to send military reinforcements for the Federal garrison in Charleston Harbor.
Liberty Poles and Palmetto Flags: The Ball Rolls On
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.