It is said that the first gun against Sumter had been fired by a classmate of his.
This place is the county-town of Sumter County, and the head of navigation by the Ocklawaha.
The evening of the escape of the Sumter was one of those Gulf evenings, which can only be felt, and not described.
The day Sumter was fired on, he went to the President to offer his help and counsel.
They begged that Mrs. Sumter would not mention that to any one but the captain yet awhile.
There is no doubt that the Lincoln Cabinet reversed its position about Sumter.
"My misfortune, sir, but hardly my fault," answered Captain Sumter tersely yet respectfully.
But the hour for the grand ceremonial at Sumter had now almost arrived.
Lee, for this purpose, was sent with a strong party to cooperate with Marion and Sumter.
This young man, at the firing of Sumter, had passed his twenty-first year.