Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Beauregard Reports to Walker April 14, 1861

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.

--Old B-Runner

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