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They viewed the garrison (troops) at Fort Sumter as a foreign military presence that should not be permitted to operate in their territory, especially since it was located right in the middle of one of the Confederacy’s most important harbors. Beauregard made several attempts to convince Major Robert Anderson (1805–1871), the commander of Fort Sumter, to give up control of the outpost. At the same time, Confederate officials warned President Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865; see entry) to relinquish (give up) the fort.
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