It is said that the first gun against Sumter had been fired by a classmate of his.
On the 12th July, General Sumter commenced his brilliant career.
The evening of the escape of the Sumter was one of those Gulf evenings, which can only be felt, and not described.
Half his fortune had been lost by those opening guns at Sumter.
They begged that Mrs. Sumter would not mention that to any one but the captain yet awhile.
The rebel Greene has found a messenger to carry his despatch to Sumter.
"My misfortune, sir, but hardly my fault," answered Captain Sumter tersely yet respectfully.
This place is the county-town of Sumter County, and the head of navigation by the Ocklawaha.
Lee, for this purpose, was sent with a strong party to cooperate with Marion and Sumter.
The day Sumter was fired on, he went to the President to offer his help and counsel.