By Paul M Angle
A unprecedented gallery of over 350 photographs, many by no means earlier than released, collected from resources North and South. A compact and masterly historical past of the conflict, yr by way of yr, observed via notable images and interval files. a really collectible quantity for the pro or novice historian of the Civil struggle.
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PRRNTISS, Commandant. 1861 from the various — THE CIVIL WAR YEARS At the same time, calls for troops were sent which had not seceded. On April 19 a second proclamation announced that all Southern ports would be blockaded. Two weeks later, in a third proclamation, the President called for 42,000 three-year volunteers for the Regular Army and for 18,000 volunteers to serve from one to three years in the Navy. He had no warrant in law to increase the size of either the Army or Navy but he counted on Congress to validate his action when it met.
There on June 23 a similar broken by the withdrawal of the Southern delegates. nominated on the second ballot. The bolters organized of their own and nominated the Kentuckian, John C. Baltimore two months deadlock was Douglas was a convention Breckinridge, as their candidate. mid-May, the Republican National Convention had met in Chicago. The delegates had been expected to nominate William H. Seward of New York, the acknowledged leader of the party. Failing Seward, Salmon P. Chase of Ohio appeared to be the most likely choice.
Private military companies paraded and drilled. By the end of the year they had guns trained on Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor. For five weeks the fort had been commanded by Major Robert Anderson, a popular Kentuckian. Anderson, though sympathizing with the South, was a loyal officer determined to carry out his responsibilities as best he could. Knowing that Moultrie was vulnerable from the land side, he decided to transfer his garrison to Fort Sumter, a the night of When day stronger fortification, but then unfinished.