Anderson, Robert (1805-71). Letters, 1861 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Maj. Robert Anderson was the officer in command of the forts in Charleston Harbor when South Carolina began to threaten secession. These personal letters were written on Jan. 2 and Mar. 20, 1861, from Fort Sumter, and reveal Anderson's apprehensions about the imminent conflict.
The letters are copies of originals in the Robert Anderson Papers in the Library of Congress.