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Fort Sumter Bombarded All Week

Fighting is active over broad areas as winter nears.

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Fighting Continues Around Charleston

In late August 1863, Federal forces continued their bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, and tightened their siege of Battery Wagner on nearby Morris Island.  William Averell led a Federal raid into West Virginia and Kit Carson conducted operations … Full Post

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Riots in New York, Bombardment in South Carolina and Murder in Kansas

A bloody week in the cities of New York, Charleston and Lawrence.

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Fort Sumter Attacked!

On the morning of April 12, Confederate artillery fires on Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor.  The next day, Major Robert Anderson and his men surrender.

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