Thursday, March 03, 2011

March 3, 1861: Beauregard Takes Command

On Sunday, March 3, 1861, Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, to assume command of the troops there.  He went straight to work perfecting the placement of the guns around the harbor.  Beauregard's strategy was mainly defensive, not to pile on the guns aimed at Fort Sumter, but to seal off the harbor so that the tiny garrison could not be reinforced.

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