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 Posted: Thu Dec 20th, 2007 05:16 pm
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That being said, while the US held legal title to the forts when SC left the Union, negotiations were opened with the US Gov't. as to SC taking possession of the forts. The CS pledged not to open any hostilities upon the forts as long as they were not re-enforced in any way. This the US agreed to.

If you can find the actual agreement, I'd appreciate seeing it.

At this time other than some ongoing construction at Sumter, the fort was not occupied. Anderson, claiming no knowledge of these ongoing negotiations, chose to abandon Ft. Moultrie and occupy Sumter. In direct violation of the agreement between the US and SC.

As previously posted, Anderson did have Floyd's permission to move to Sumter if he was threatened. He felt threatened at Moultrie, so he moved.


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