Civil War

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bombardment of Fort Sumter
This is an engraving from 1863 depicting the April 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter. Image courtesy of the Fort Sumter National Monument, National Parks Service.

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Pieces of History

The Charleston Mercury newspaper printed this broadside 15 minutes after the secession ordinance was passed.
The Charleston Mercury newspaper printed this broadside 15 minutes after the secession ordinance was passed. Image courtesy of the National Museum of American History.

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