§The bombardment continued through
the night until the next morning, when a shell hit the officers'
quarters, starting a serious fire that threatened the main
§The fort's central
flagpole also fell.
§During the time that
the flag was down and before the garrison could
improvise a replacement, several Confederate envoys arrived
to inquire whether the flag had been lowered in surrender.
§Anderson agreed to a truce at 2:00
p.m., April 13, 1861.