Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

December 1860: Anderson Removes Troops to Fort Sumter

DECEMBER 26TH, 1860:  Following the secession of South Carolina (Dec. 20) Major Robert Anderson removed his garrison from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter, on an island in Charleston Harbor for easier defense.

This created special need for sea-borne reinforcements of troops and supplies.

DECEMBER 27TH, 1860:  U.S. Revenue Cutter Aiken was surrendered to South Carolina authorities.

--Old B-Runner

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