Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston, SC

Our visit to Fort Sumter was on a warm but very windy day. The monument is located at the entrance of Charleston harbor and it's where the first shots of the Civil War were fired - fired at, that is. The fort was originally a three story structure, as seen in the picture of the model, but was reduced to a pile of rubble by bombardment during the war. The black structure is a concrete shore battery built for coastal defense during the Spanish American War.

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