Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots that started the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. In 1966, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Top photo is from 2009.
(Middle Left) The Confederate flag flying over Fort Sumter image is a detail from a stereoscopic photograph taken by Alma A. Pelot on the morning of April 15, 1861.
(Middle Right) View of Fort Sumter from the sand bar about 1863.
(Bottom) Photo from a photochrom postcard of Fort Sumter published about 1900 by the Detroit Photographic Company. (Public Domain Photos)
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Today in History in 1776 the Halifax Resolution for Independence was adopted by North Carolina; in 1811 the first U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrived at Cape Disappointment, Washington; and in 1861 Fort Sumter, S.C. is shelled by Confederacy, starting the Civil War.
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