The story of Captain Meigs is very interesting. He was the officer who wrote on April 6th to Seward about the secret mission to Pensacola and bringing about the "War" they had all foreseen. He was at the time of secession posted on the remote post at Ft. Jefferson and was instrumental in securing that post for the Union. His writings of that period were very emotional and war-like.
To be punished directly by the President for skirting the chain of command according to this article, shows him to be a disloyal officer; just like Captain Doubleday, who, at this very moment is producing his secret reports to the candidate Abraham Lincoln on the conditions of the garrison of Fort Moultrie.