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The Battle of Fort Sumter #8-- the Complex

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Fort Sumter

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A diagram of Ft. Sumter


Major Robert Anderson abandoned the indefensible Fort Moultrie and secretly relocated his two companies (127 men, 13 of them musicians) of the 1st U.S. Artillery to Fort Sumter. He thought that providing a stronger defense would delay a Rebel attack. The Fort was not yet complete at the time and fewer than half of the cannons that should have been there were available due to military downsizing by President James Buchanan  (President before Lincoln).



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