April 14th, 1861: "I have possession of Sumter. Anderson and garrison on Isabel going in the morning. None killed; two wounded. Quarters in ruins. Interior of fort damaged.
"Armament still effective against entrance to channel."
There was still fear of a Union attack.
Later this date, Beauregard also reported: "Fleet still outside. Can spare no guns yet, but hope to do so soon."
I imagine the War department wanted some of Fort Sumter's cannons sent elsewhere.