"Federal Troops in the South," Charleston (SC) Mercury, November 20, 1860, p. 1: 2.
Federal Troops in the South
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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FEDERAL TROOPS IN THE SOUTH. – We append what is said to be a correct list of the Federal troops at present stationed in the Southern States: At Fort Monroe, Va., 8 companies of artillery; at Fayetteville Arsenal, N. C., 1 company of artillery; at Fort Moultrie, S. C., 2 companies of artillery; at Augusta, Ga., 1 company of artillery; at Key West, Fla., 1 company of artillery; at Barrancas Barracks, near Pensacola, Fla., 1 company of artillery; at Baton Rouge, La., 1 company of artillery – total, about 800 men. There are about 120 United States marines at Norfolk and Pensacola. The recruiting stations of Jefferson, Mo., and Louisville, have no full company garrisoning them just now.