NEWSPAPERS ANTICIPATE THE ATTACK ON FORT SUMTER Pair of northern newspapers with stories anticipating the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter. Included is The New York Times, Apr. 10, 1861, the entire front page dedicated to the impending attack ("THE IMPENDING WAR") which is fully expected by the paper. exports include Charleston''s preparations for war, the supply vessel "Baltic" en route to the fort, volunteers called up by the Confederacy, etc. The second paper, the Providence Evening Press, Apr. 6, 1861 has a page three bulletin claiming that an attack on Sumter was imminent. The Times bears a clean fold split, the Evening Press had a ragged right margin.