Operations In Charleston Harbor, S.C.
December 20, 1860-April 14, 1861.
O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME 1 [S# 1] CHAPTER I.
Summary of the Principal Events
|December 20, 1860||Ordinance of secession adopted by the South Carolina Convention|
|December 26, 1860||United States troops, under command of Maj. R. Anderson, transferred from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter.|
|December 27, 1860||Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie seized by the State troops.|
|December 30, 1860||United States Arsenal at Charleston seized by the State troops.|
|January 2, 1861||Fort Johnson seized by the State troops|
|January 5, 1861||First expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter sails from New York Harbor.|
|January 9, 1861||Steamship Star of the West fired upon by the State troops.|
|January 11, 1861||Surrender of Fort Sumter demanded of Major Anderson by the governor of South Carolina and refused.|
|March 1, 1861||The Government of the Confederate States assumes control of military affairs at Charleston.|
|March 3, 1861||Brig. Gen. G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, assumes command at Charleston.|
|April 3, 1861||Schooner Rhoda H. Shannon fired upon by the Confederate batteries|
|April 10, 1861||Second expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter sails from New York Harbor.|
|April 11, 1861||Evacuation of Fort Sumter demanded by General Beauregard.|
|April 12-14, 1861||Bombardment and evacuation of Fort Sumter|
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