Tuesday, April 12, 2011

150 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the April 12, 1861 firing on Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War.

The Fort would be re-occupied by the Union troops four years and two days later on April 14, 1865, the same day President Lincoln was shot.

Recommended reading:  Dispatch "A Look Back" Blog, a Republican-American piece, and an account written on MyCivilWar.com.

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