Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Davis orders Beauregard to Charleston

  • Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbor defenses
    Confederate Secretary of War Leroy P. Walker informs South Carolina Governor Francis Pickens that the government is assuming control of military operations at Charleston in response to the Governor’s request. President Jefferson Davis orders Brigadier General P. G. T. Beauregard to command Confederate forces in Charleston Harbor./1861 
  • Texas is formally admitted as a state by the provisional government of the Confederate States of America./1861
  • In Washington, the U. S. Congress fails to muster the two-thirds vote necessary to bring the Peace Convention proposals to the floor, thus rejecting without debate all the Peace Conference proposals./1861

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