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South Carolina militia occupy Fort Moultrie and Castle Pinckney in Charleston Harbor

Charleston Harbor, 1861
12/27/1860
Following Major Robert Anderson concentration of his force at Fort Sumter, South Carolina militia units under Colonel J.J. Pettigrew were ordered to occupy the posts that he had left, Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island and Castle Pinckney.  Finding only a token force and the guns Anderson's men had spiked, the militia the next day garrisoned Fort Moultrie and equipped it with fifty-six pieces of artillery. (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), 116. 

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