Sunday, April 14
Negotiations were completed last night. Major Anderson, with his command, will evacuate this morning, and embark on board the war vessels off the bar.
The number of soldiers in the fort was about seventy, besides twenty-five workmen, who assisted at the guns. His stock of provisions was almost exhausted, however. He would have been starved out in two more days.
The flames have destroyed everything. Both officers and soldiers were obliged to lay on their faces in the casements to prevent suffocation.
As reported in The Constitution, April 17, 1861 (v. 24, no. 1216)