Escape from Ft. Sumter
As preparations for war increase, the women and children who have been living at Fort Sumter leave on board the steamer Marion, bound for New York. Their safe passage was negotiated by Maj Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter, with South Carolina's Gov. Pickens. Follow our tweets of the Civil War day by day in the words of the people who lived it.
| February 3, 2011; 11:44 AM ET
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