Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
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Abstract This newspaper extra, published four days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, documents responses from around the country. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, telegraphed a request for troops to Beriah Magoffin, governor of Kentucky. Magoffin telegraphed his refusal. W.H. Seward provided Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation calling for troops to reclaim forts and vowing to avoid destruction of peaceful citizens. The War Department posted troop quotas from each state for three-month...
Dates: 1861 April 16