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" Gentlemen, if you do not batter the fort to pieces about us, we shall be starved out in a few days. "
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War - Page 75
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The Everything Civil War Book: Everything You Need to Know About the War ...

Donald Vaughan - History - 2000 - 291 pages
...were not evacuated, to which a pragmatic Anderson replied, "Gentlemen, 1 will await the first shot and if you do not batter the fort to pieces about us, we shall be starved out in a few days." Anderson then informed Beauregard's emissary that he would evacuate the fort by noon on April 15 if...
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Articles of War: Winners, Losers, and Some who Were Both in the Civil War

Albert E. Castel - History - 2001 - 244 pages
...can say to you that he will not," replied Chesnut after some hesitation. "Gentlemen," said Anderson, "if you do not batter the fort to pieces about us, we shall be starved out in a few days." Surprised by this important admission, Chesnut asked if he might repeat it to Beauregard. Anderson...
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Allegiance: Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the Beginning of the Civil War

David Detzer, Gene Smith - History - 2002 - 400 pages
...The surgeon turned to the major and asked him to repeat it. Anderson stepped forward and spoke again. "Gentlemen, if you do not batter the fort to pieces...about us, we shall be starved out in a few days." Maybe Anderson was simply musing aloud, but probably he was trying, one last time, to prevent war....
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101 Things You Didn't Know About The Civil War: Places, Battles, Generals ...

Thomas Turner - History - 2007 - 256 pages
...were not evacuated, to which a pragmatic Anderson replied, "Gentlemen, I will await the first shot and if you do not batter the fort to pieces about us, we shall be starved out in a few days." Anderson then informed Beauregard's emissary that he would evacuate the fort by noon on April 15 if...
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The Causes of the Civil War: The Political, Cultural, Economic and ...

Paul Calore - History - 2008 - 308 pages
...flag and demanded the immediate surrender of the fort. Anderson refused, telling the Confederates, "Gentlemen, if you do not batter the fort to pieces...about us, we shall be starved out in a few days." Early the next morning, around 12:45 AM, the emissaries returned and a second request was communicated...
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