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Major Robert Anderson, commanding Fort Sumter just prior to the start of the American Civil War, reports to Colonel L. Thomas on several matters.
No. 80 Fort Sumter S.C. March 22nd 1861 To Colonel L. Thomas Adjt Gen’l U.S. Army Colonel. I have the honor to report that a few men are working this morning at the large battery near Fort Johnson, and also, on ? Point behind battery “No. 2.” I have examined the point; alluded to by Mr. Rox. last night. A vessel, lying there, will be under the five of thirteen guns from Fort Moultrie. And Capt Hoster says that, at the pan coupe or immediately on its right, the best place for her to land, she would require [?] at high tide, if drawing ten 10’ feet, a staying of forty 40’ feet. The Department can decide what the chances will be of a safe debarkation and unloading, at that point under these circumstances. I am, Colonel, Very respectfully Your obedient servant Robert Anderson Major 2nd Artillery Commanding
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Anderson, Robert, "Robert Anderson from Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, March 22, 1861." (1861). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 267.
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