Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Re-enactment of Sumter bombardment

Several hundred folks were at Patriots Point before dawn to witness the re-enactment of the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter. (click photos to enlarge)

In 1861, the gunfire began around 4:30 a.m. The launch time in 2011 was a more comfortable 6:43 a.m.

As I write this, I can hear the occasional thump of atillery fire a couple miles from our hotel.

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