WASHINGTON, April 6, 1861.
To Hon. A. G. MAGRATH, JAMES L. PETIGRU,
B. F. DUNKIN, and Miss S.C. HARVEY, Charleston, S.C.:
Order issued for withdrawal of Anderson's command. Scott declares it military necessity. This is private.
JAMES E. HARVEY.
SOURCES: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 1 (Serial No. 1), p. 287; Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861, p. 393