OPERATIONS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, S. C.
December 20, 1860—April 14, 1861.
SUMMARY OF TIIE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
December 20, 1860.—Ordinance of secession adopted by the South Carolina Convention.
26, 1860.—United States troops, under command of Maj. R. Anderson, trans-
ferred from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter.
27, 1860.—Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie seized by the State troops.
39, 1860.—United States Arsenal at Charleston seized by the State troops.
January 2, 1861.—Fort Johnson seized by the State troops.
5, 1861.—First expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter sails from New York
9, 1861.—Steamship Star of the West fired upon by the State troops.
11, 1861.—Surrender of Fort Sumter demanded of Major Anderson by the
governor of South Carolina and refused.*
March 1, 1861.—The Government of the Confederate States assumes control of mili-
tary affairs at Charleston.
3, 1861.—Brig. Gen. G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, assumes command at
April 3, 1861.—Schooner Rhoda H. Shannon fired upon by the Confederate bat-
10, 1861.—Second expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter sails from New
11, 1861.—Evacuation of Fort Sumter demanded by General Beauregard.
12-14, 1861.—Bombardment and evacuation of Fort Sumter.
No. 1.—Maj. Robert Anderson, First U. S. Artillery, of the evacuation of Fort
No. 2.—Extracts from annual report of Capt. John G. Foster, U. S. Corps of Engineers,
relating to the evacuation of Fort Moultrie, the seizure of Castle Pinckney
and Fort Johnson, and operations at Fort Sumter.
No. 3.—Ordnance Storekeeper F. C. Humphreys, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Charles-
ton Arsenal, and correspondence.
"No record of this transaction found in the files of the Department; but the demand
and refusal were published about the time stated, and that demand is referred to in
Foster to Totten, January 12, and in Holt to Hayne, February 6, 1861. See "Corres-
pondence and Orders," post —COMPILER.
t Of the bombardment and evacuation of Fort Sumter, when not otherwise indicated.