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ence beyond dispute, and was about | Finally, a corporal was induced to reto conquer and lay waste the degene- lieve him in this, but to no purpose. rate, cowardly North.
About this time, Maj. Anderson apThe credit of putting an end to this proached, to whom Wigfall announced most unequal contest is due to Louis himself (incorrectly) as a messenger T. Wigtall, late a Senator from the from Gen. Beauregard, sent to inState of Texas, now styling himself a quire on what terms he would evacConfederate Brigadier. Wigfall
Wigfall--a uate the fortress. Maj. Anderson Carolinian by birth, a Nullifier by calmly replied: “Gen. Beauregard training, and a duelist by vocation is already acquainted with my only had the faults and virtues of his terms.” After a few more civil incaste; and one of the latter is a terchanges of words, to no purpose, repugnance to witnessing a con- Wigfall retired, and was flict between parties too palpably ceeded by ex-Senator Chesnut, and ill-matched. Seeing that the fire of ex-Representatives Roger A. Pryor Sumter was only maintained as a mat- and W. Porcher Miles, who assured ter of pride—for the fainting garri- Maj. A. that Wigfall had acted enson had quite enough to do at fight- tirely without authority. Maj. A. ing the flames that had burned their thereupon ordered his flag, which had quarters, and in rolling out their pow been lowered, to be raised again; but der to prevent its explosion-Wigfall his visitors requested that this be seized a skiff on the afternoon of Sat- delayed for further conference; and, urday (the second day of the bom- having reported to Beauregard, rebardment), and made direct toward turned, two or three hours afterward, the almost silenced and thoroughly with a substantial assent to Maj. Anharmless fortress. He was soon at derson's conditions. The latter was the side of the fort, and, showing his to evacuate the fort, his garrison to face at an embrasure, waving a white retain their arms, with personal and handkerchief on the point of his company property,and march out with sword, he asked to be presented to the honors of war, being conveyed to Maj. Anderson. No objection being whatever port in the loyal States they made, he crawled through the em- might indicate. Considering his hopebrasure into the casemate, and was less condition, these terms were highthere met by several officers, to whom ly honorable to Maj. Anderson, and he urged the futility of further resist- hardly less so to Gen. Beauregard;
“Let us stop this firing," said though it was the manifest interest he; "you are on fire, and your flag is of the Confederates not only to stop down. Let us quit.” “No,” replied their prodigal expenditure of ammuLieut. Davis, “our flag is not down. nition at the earliest moment, but to Step out here, and you will see it obtain possession of the coveted fortwaving over the ramparts.” Wigfall ress in as effective a state as possible persisted that the resistance had no —each day's additional bombardment longer any justification, and urged subtracting seriously from its strength one of the officers to wave his white and efficiency, as a defense of Charlesflag toward Moultrie; and, this being ton after it should have fallen into deciined, proceeded to wave it himself. their hands.