Civil War start, The Liberator, Boston MA April 12, 1861 part 1
WAS AT HAND ! The last dispatch of our Secessionist friend at Montgomery leaves no room for hope of a peaceable adjustment of our country's intestine troubles. The JeiK. Davis Confederacy nas resolved to wage offensive offensive on the Government of the United States, and will assault or open fire on Fort Pickens forthwith. forthwith. Meantime, the limited daily supply of fresh provisions hitherto allowed by Gov. Pickens to e furnished to Fort Sumter has been stopped, and we may bear at any moment that this Fort, too, has been carried by assault, or is so pressed that it must speedily surrender. Within a few days at farthest, tnecannon of the insurgents will be battering down the defences and slaughtering the defenders of the American Union.