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|Gen. S.A. Hurlburt|
- Now back in Washington, President Lincoln’s personal friend from Illinois, Stephen A. Hurlbut, reports to President Lincoln. Hurlburt has found in South Carolina and Charleston "no attachment to the Union . . . . positively nothing to appeal to." A separate Southern nationality is an "established fact."
|Lincoln trying to figure out this Union thing|
- Meanwhile in Charleston, Confederate Brigadier General P. Gustave T. Beauregard advises President Jefferson Davis in Montgomery that the evacuation of Fort Sumter "ought to be decided upon in a few days" by the Lincoln Administration. He recommends that "this state of uncertainty ought not to last longer than is necessary to have all our preparations made to compel ... a surrender, should the United States Government not be willing to withdraw ... peaceably."/1861
- [2nd SESSION OF CONVENTION][SIEGE OF FORT SUMTER] General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard invites the second session of the Convention of the People of South Carolina to visit the Charleston fortifications/1861