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Moreover, in the light of congratulations that Sumter had become “a household word, like Salamis and Thermopylae,” he could not resist the temptation to add: “My expectations were fully realized, and the country, as well as the State of South Carolina, may well be proud of the men who first met and vanquished the iron-mailed, terribly armed armada, so confidently prepared and sent forth by the enemy to certain and easy victory.”