Download e-book for iPad: A History of Fort Sumter: Building a Civil War Landmark by M. Patrick Hendrix

By M. Patrick Hendrix

In 1829, building all started on a castle atop a rock formation within the mouth of Charleston Harbor. a long time later, fortress Sumter used to be close to of completion on December 26, 1860, while significant Robert Anderson occupied it according to the starting to be hostilities among the North and South. As a logo of sedition for the North and holy flooring for the South, ownership of citadel Sumter used to be deemed necessary to either side whilst the Civil warfare started. via 1864, the castle, seriously bombarded via Union artillery, used to be a shapeless mass of ruins, in most cases bermed rubble and sand with a garrison of accomplice infantrymen retaining its floor. subscribe to writer M. Patrick Hendrix as he follows the tumultuous lives of the lads who fought to manage what later grew to become some of the most respected monuments to the war.

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