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Dependents of the federal forces at Fort Sumter sail for New York from Charleston Harbor

The Steamship Marion, evacuating families of Federal troops in Charleston to New York, passes Fort Sumter, 1861
02/03/1861
On January 19, 1861, the commander of Fort Sumter, Major Robert Anderson, requested that Governor Pickens of South Carolina allow the evacuation of the forty-two women and children from the fort and their departure by steamer for New York.  Pickens complied with courtesy and on February 3, 1861, the dependents sailed for New York aboard the S.S. Marion, passing the fort and their men on their way out of the harbor.  (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), 206-207.  
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