The January 12, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly featured
the following illustration of Fort Moultrie. Major Anderson was in
command of four Moultrie, but he felt that the citizens were about to take
Fort Sumter by force, and that his position at Fort Moultrie would not be
defensible. Hence, on the evening of December 26, 1860, Major Anderson
abandoned Fort Moultrie, and took his command to Fort Sumter, which would be
a more defensive position.
The illustration below shows eye-witness drawings of the
inside of Fort Moultrie during his tenure there.
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