Secession Expands

Star of the West

As the new year of 1861 dawned, secessionists seized a number of U.S. coastal fortifications. As at Fort Sumter in Charleston, the US troops in Pensacola looked to move to a more secure facility in Fort Pickens.

Meanwhile, supplies were headed for Sumter on the steamship Star of the West.

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