Wednesday March 13, 1861
Fox's plan called for a combination of warships, transports, and tugboats to run reinforcements and supplies into the fort. He proposed to put about three hundred troops aboard a large steamer, which would be convoyed by warships. Along with Fort Sumter's guns, these warships would, if necessary, subdue Confederate resistance. The troops would be run into the fort at night, using either the tugboats or small boats brought along for that purpose.
Bibliography: OR, pp. 203-205, ORN, pp. 246-47; Current, Lincoln and the First Shot, pp. 60-62; Bates, Diary of Edward Bates, ed. Beale, pp. 177-78; Klein, Days of Defiance, p. 283.