Tuesday, April 12, 2011

150 Years Ago Today, the Civil War Began

National Review observes the 150th anniversary of the day Confederate artillery fired on Fort Sumter, SC, which the federal government interpreted as an act of war. Undermanned and poorly equipped, the commander of the fort, Maj. Robert Anderson, was forced to surrender on 14 April. Four years to the day after this event this officer had the satisfaction of raising the Union flag once again over Fort Sumter.

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