OPERATIONS IN FLORIDA.
January 6-August 31, 1861.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
January 6, 1861.-United States Arsenal at Apalachicola seized by State troops.
7, 1861.-Fort Marion, Saint Augustine, seized by State troops.
10, 1861.-Ordinance of secession adopted.
U. S. troops transferred from Barrancas Barracks to Fort Pickens, Pensacola Harbor.
12, 1861.-Barrancas Barracks, Forts Barrancas and McRee, and the navy yard, Pensacola, seized by State troops.
14, 1861.-Fort Taylor, Key West, garrisoned by United States troops.
15, 1861.-Second demand for surrender of Fort Pickens.
18, 1861.-Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, garrisoned by United States troops.
Third demand for surrender of Fort Pickens.
24, 1861.-Re-enforcements of Fort Pickens sail from Fort Monroe, Va.
February 6, 1861.-U. S. steamer Brooklyn arrives off Pensacola with re-enforcements for Fort Pickens.
March 11, 1861.-Brigadier General Braxton Bragg, C. S. Army, assumes command of Confederate forces.
21, 1861.-Seizure of the sloop Isabella.
April 7, 1861.-Re-enforcements for Fort Pickens sail from New York.
12, 1861.-Re-enforcements from Fort Monroe, and detachment of marines,landed at Fort Pickens.
13, 1861.-Bvt. Colonel Harvey Brown, Second U. S. Artillery, assumes command of the Department of Florida.
17, 1861.-Re-enforcements from New York arrive at Fort Pickens.
August 5, 1861.-The Alvarado burned off Fernandina, by the U. S. steamer Vincennes.