Corps of Engineers begin repairs to defenses of Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter in South Carolina
09/14/1860 to 09/15/1860
Congress had appropriated funds in the 1860 budget for the reconstruction of the defenses around Charleston, South Carolina. Work finally began under the direction of Captain J. G. Foster, first on Fort Moultrie, for which $8,600 had been specifically alloted, and then on Fort Sumter the following day. (By John Osborne)
Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861 (New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1887), 7.