The Civil War, Day by Day

Gen. Pierre Beauregard

Charleston Threatened

Confederate General Hardee, in Charleston, feared an attack on the city and proposed evacuation to Jefferson Davis, who wanted to delay this action. Davis left the final decision to Hardee and General Beauregard. On February 17th, Charleston was evacuated and Fort Sumter fell into Federal hands.

February's Archived Features:

Monday February 1, 2016
Tuesday February 2, 2016
Wednesday February 3, 2016
Thursday February 4, 2016
Friday February 5, 2016
Saturday February 6, 2016
Sunday February 7, 2016
Monday February 8, 2016
Tuesday February 9, 2016
Wednesday February 10, 2016



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