Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sherman asks to resign Louisiana Military Institute

  • In Louisiana, William T. Sherman asks to resign as an superintendent instructor at the State Seminary of Learning and Military Institute at Pineville, rather than accept the surrender of the US Armory at Baton Rouge which had been ordered by the Governor./1861

  • Major Lewis G. Arnold and an artillery company aboard the Joseph Whitney arrive to reinforce Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, 50 miles west of Key West, Florida. The brick, hexagonal fort commands entry to the Gulf of Mexico. Every ship entering the Gulf passes under the eye of Fort Jefferson./1861

  • In Pensacola, Colonel W.H. Chase, commanding Florida State Militia demands again the surrender of Fort Pickens from US Lieutenant A. J. Slemmer from Fort Pickens. Chase, with over 800 men is awaiting orders to assault the fort. Again Slemmer says he will answer tomorrow./1861

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