1. ”Maj Anderson and Our Country,” 6 February 1861, A10007.
  2. “Major Robert Anderson to Colonel Samuel Cooper, December 1, 1860,” The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, 1880–1901), 1st series, 1:81.
  3. “Colonel Samuel Cooper to Major Robert Anderson, December 1, 1860,” The War of the Rebellion, 1st series, 1:82.
  4. “The Progress of Events,” Abbeville Press, 4 January 1861; “Important from Charleston,” Delaware Gazette, 28 December 1860; “The President Wavering,” New York Daily Tribune, 29 December 1860.
  5. Wesley Moody, The Battle of Fort Sumter (New York: Routledge, 2016), 45.
  6. Daniel Patterson was taken prisoner by the Confederate Army in March 1862. He wrote to Mary Baker Eddy from prison in Richmond, Virginia. Daniel Patterson to Mary Baker Eddy, 2 April 1862, L16248, L16253
  7. Eddy wrote a number of letters and poems in support of emancipation and the Union cause during the Civil War. These include V03472, L02683, 653.68.026, and A10008. These letters and poems have been addressed in previous articles in the “From the Papers” series, including “Mary Baker Eddy’s support for emancipation” and “Mary Baker Eddy’s convictions on slavery.”
  8. Thavolia Glymph, The Women’s Fight (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 2020), 131.