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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2007 08:34 pm
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39th Miss. Walker

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Also the garrison was at Ft. Moultrie where Anderson ascertained his men were vulnerable to attack. It was at this time with no instructions from Washington that he then removed his garrison to Ft. Sumter and hurried up the completion and arming of the fort.
When the US did decide to send supplies to Ft. Sumter they also chose to provoke South Carolina by sending additional reinforcements. At this time other forts were being peaceably given over to the Confederate authorities by the Federal commanders.

Johan the question I had was the 5,000 US prisoners being taken to POW camps before there even was a Confederacy.

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