Operations In Charleston Harbor, S.C.
December 20, 1860-April 14, 1861.
O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME 1 [S# 1] CHAPTER I.

Summary of the Principal Events

December 20, 1860 Ordinance of secession adopted by the South Carolina Convention
December 26, 1860 United States troops, under command of Maj. R. Anderson, transferred from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter.
December 27, 1860 Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie seized by the State troops.
December 30, 1860 United States Arsenal at Charleston seized by the State troops.
January 2, 1861 Fort Johnson seized by the State troops
January 5, 1861 First expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter sails from New York Harbor.
January 9, 1861 Steamship Star of the West fired upon by the State troops.
January 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 military affairs at Charleston.
March 3, 1861 Brig. Gen. G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, assumes command at Charleston.
April 3, 1861 Schooner Rhoda H. Shannon fired upon by the Confederate batteries
April 10, 1861 Second expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter sails from New York Harbor.
April 11, 1861 Evacuation of Fort Sumter demanded by General Beauregard.
April 12-14, 1861 Bombardment and evacuation of Fort Sumter

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