Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Beauregard Notifies That There Will Be No Further Communications for Supply of Fort Sumter

APRIL 7TH, 1861:  G.T. Beauregard, Brigadier-General, Commanding, wrote Major Robert Anderson:  "In compliance with orders from the Confederate Government in Montgomery, I have the honor to inform you that, in consequence of the delays and apparent vacillations of the United States Government at Washington relative to the evacuation of Fort Sumter, no further communications for the purposes of supply with this city from the fort and with the fort from this city will be permitted from and after this day.

"The mails, however, will continue to be transmitted as heretofore, until further instructions from the Confederate Government."

I'm taking this to mean Fort Sumter will receive no further supply from Charleston, but mails will continue.

--Old B-R'er

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