Saturday, December 17, 2011

Things Heating Up Back in January 1861-- Part 1

South Carolina had seceded and other southern states were following.

Staes were seizing Federal property within their borders.

Jan. 3rd-- Fort Pulaski, Georgia, seized by Georgia troops.
Mount Vernon Arsenal, Alabama, seized

Jan. 4th-- Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) seized in St. Augustine, Florida.

Jan. 5th-- Alabama troops seize Fort Morgan at entrance to Mobile Bay.

Jan. 6th-- Apalachicola Arsenal, Florida, seized.

Hot Time in the Old Fort or Arsenal Tonight. --Old B-R'er

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