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Commander of federal forces in Charleston, South Carolina asks again for area forts to be manned

Robert Anderson, detail
11/28/1860
 Major Robert Anderson, a fifty-five year old Kentucky-born artilleryman and former slaveowner, was assigned to replace the long-serving Bostonian Lieutenant Colonel John L. Gardner as commander of Fort Moultrie near Charleston, South Carolina. For the second time in a week, he made a recommendation to strengthen federal positions around Charleston, this time specifically requesting again that Castle Pinckney be garrisoned with troops.  Anderson had only 101 men in total under his command. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861 (New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1887), 64.

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