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Friday March 1, 1861

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Confederate Government Takes Charge of Sumter

[Stars and Bars]

The Confederate secretary of war informed South Carolina that the government was assuming control of military operations at Charleston. President Jefferson Davis appointed General P. G. T. Beauregard to command the forces in the area.

Bibliography: Long, Civil War, p. 43; OR, pp. 259-60.

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