So far, those in Confederate hands before the shots fired at Sumter are:
Mount Vernon, Al. Jan.4, 1861. Taken by Gracie. Now there is a State Mental Hospital on the site.
Apalachicola, Fl. (really in Chattahoochee) taken Jan.6, 1861. Is the site of the State Mental Hospital.
Baton Rouge, La. Jan.26, 1861
San Antonio, Texas Feb.16, 1861
Little Rock, Ark. Feb.6, 1861
Nashville, Tenn. 1861
Now, the reason I started this research stuff is all about one man. F. C. Humphreys. This is where it gets interesting.
Charleston Arsenal, Dec. 30, 1860. Surrendered by F.C. Humphrey’s.
Augusta Ga. Arsenal, Jan.24, 1861. Surrendered by F.C. Humphrey’s and it gets deeper.
F.C. Humphrey’s enlisted in the Confederate Army and became the commander at the Colombus Arsenal.
So all I can figure is, those states who had left the Union knew they needed the arsenals and took care of that right away.
What I find even stranger is that hubby has no memory of his family ever talking about his GGGrandfather’s war experience. That’s the real shame.