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“On April 13 the storm burst and rolled several hundred thousand young men like Henry Adams into the surf of a wild ocean, all helpless like himself, to be beaten about for four years by the waves of war.” — … Continue reading
April 6, 1861. The plot thickens. The air is red-hot with rumors. The mystery is to find out where these utterly groundless tales originate.[i] April 7, 1861. [Private section of the diary] News so warlike I quake. My husband speaks … Continue reading
Have you visited Fort Sumter and Charleston, South Carolina? What was your favorite historic site in the city or around the harbor or what do you most look forward to exploring?
Sound of cannon wasn’t exactly new in April 1861 in Charleston, South Carolina. A few months early on November 10, 1860, a celebration cannon had been fired on November 10, 1860, after the locals heard that the state’s legislature was … Continue reading
The morning sunrise on February 16, 1861, slowly turned the blanket of snow that covered Buffalo, New York, overnight into mud. Though the mud would only worsen by street walkers, horses’ hooves, and carriage wheels, Buffalo’s citizens knew they had … Continue reading
Would you have tried to send supplies to Fort Sumter in 1861? Or would you have tried a different course of action for the stand-off in Charleston Harbor?
Mark Maloy’s talk on Fort Sumter from the ECW virtual symposium will air on C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” this weekend. Check out “The First Shots of the Civil War,” which recounts the tale of Charleston and Fort Sumter in … Continue reading
Today, we’re pleased to share Mark Maloy’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Mark, who once worked at Fort Sumter in Charleston, spoke on “The First Shots of the Civil War.” “I really enjoy the story of the first … Continue reading