Category Archives: Francis W. Pickens

March 29, 1861: Charleston anxious

South Carolina governor Francis Pickens From the New York Times‘ Charleston correspondent: CHARLESTON, Friday, March 29. We have no expectation that Fort Sumpter will be evacuated on Saturday. The delay is worrying the people here greatly. The State Convention has … Continue reading

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December 29, 1860: Governor Pickens says it’s war.

Mrs. Pickens and daughter review the troops at Ft. Moultrie. From the journal of the South Carolina Secession Convention, December 29, 1860: The following communication was received from his Excellency the Governor, and was ordered to lie on the table: … Continue reading

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