"If you will notice the Confederates in their negotiations with Anderson never demanded he surrender his command only that he evacuate the fort. Even after they fired upon him and he relented they never wanted to hold onto his command, they wanted his command on a ship northward bound. I always thought if it were possible the Charleston people would have let Anderson have his fort as long as he could take every brick of it with him north."
Thanks David you and I are on the same page. I guess I just need a second opinion.