On March 28, 1861 the 39 year old Fox, right hand man to Nave Secretary, Gideon Welles, is ordered by Lincoln to draw up plans to defend Ft. Sumter. Despite losing a crucial part of his fleet to a Ft. Pickens task force, Fox proceeds to Sumter and makes two futile attempts to reach the fort on April 12, one frustrated by high seas, the other by the opening Confederate bombardment

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