Naval History of the Civil War December 1860

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Civil War Naval History

 

December 1860


26 Following the secession of South Carolina (20 December) Major Robert Anderson, USA, removed his loyal garrison from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter, on an island in Charleston Harbor; this created special need for sea-borne reinforcements of troops and supplies.

27 U.S. Revenue Cutter Aiken was surrendered to South Carolina authorities.