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The Supplies for the Confederate Army

How they were Obtained in Europe and How Paid For.

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Author: Caleb Huse
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,762 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 479
Added to site: 2008.01.31
mnybks.net#: 19910
Genres: History, War
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here, but I cannot now recall their names. On our return from Sumter, we three lay on the warm sand near the shore, and naturally the conversation was chiefly on the events of the last few days. In the course of our talk, I remarked, "What in the world made Anderson surrender the fort?" For in my opinion it was no more damaged for defence than a brick wall would be by a boy's snapping marbles against it. As for anything the Confederate artillery could bring to bear upon it, it was literally impregnable--as shown by the fact that with all the resources of the United States army and navy it was never retaken. The wooden quarters had taken fire, and, for a time doubtless, the fort was a very uncomfortable place, and it was feared that the magazine would explode. But when Anderson surrendered all that danger had passed.

Major Anderson was a gallant officer who had proved his efficiency and bravery in the Mexican War, for which he was rewarded with two brevets; but for one who saw Sumter as I did, shortly a

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