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Major Anderson and his command arrive in New York Harbor

Robert Anderson, Brady image, detail
Major Anderson and his command had evacuated Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861 and sailed aboard the S.S. Baltic for New York the next morning.  The ship arrived in New York Harbor, flying the flag that had flown over Sumter, to a great popular reception.  For New York, Anderson telegraphed his report to Washington, DC  stating that he had left the fort only after thirty-four hours of bombardment "with colors flying and drums beating, bringing away company and private property, and saluting my flag with fifty guns." (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), 449.


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