Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dec. 28, 1860: Fort Sumter Not to Be Evacuated and Should Be Reinforced

Continuing with Winfield Scott's message to the Secretary of War:

"1.  That orders may not be given for the evacuation of Fort Sumter;

2.  That one hundred and fifty recruits may instantly be sent from Governor's Island to re-enforce that garrison, with ample supplies of ammunition,  subsistence, including fresh vegetables, as potatoes, onions turnips; and

3.  That one or two armed vessels be sent to support said fort."

--Old B-R'er

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