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Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter under fire, April 12 and 13, 1861. Major Robert Anderson commanded the fort while his student, General P. G. T. Beauregard commander the Confederate forces in Charleston Harbor.

Although the military scene is unrealistic, this painting of Fort Sumter from the Library of Congress illustrates the 55-foot walls that towered over Charleston Harbor in 1861. The two story fort had command of the only entrance and exit to the harbor, one of the largest in America at the time. Today the fort's walls, rebuilt following the Civil War, are only 20 feet high.

Image added on:April 7, 2006


Fort Sumter

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