Major Robert Anderson and Fort Sumpter, 1861
Eba Anderson Lawton, author. Originally published in 1911
"A soldier true to his standard and an American true to his country." On the fiftieth anniversary of the defense of Fort Sumter, author Eba Anderson Lawton, Major Anderson's daughter, recounts the story of her father's command of Fort Sumter at the start of the Civil War.
Major Robert Anderson, son of American revolutionary war officer, Col. Richard Anderson, and nephew to General George Rogers Clark and William Clark, was commander of the US forces in Charleston, South Carolina at the South declared independence. He was in command of the garrison at Ft. Sumter, the last Union Post on Confederate land, when Jefferson Davis ordered the bombardment of its island in the bay at Charleston, marking the beginning of the Civil War.
Soft cover, 28 pages
Published by Applewood Books