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Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865. 111-B-157.

Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865. 111-B-157. 

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Fort Sumter: The War Begins

Excerpt from nps.gov (Fort Sumter National Monument)

bombardment of Fort Sumter

The War Begins -- April 12, 1861

At 4:30 a. m., a mortar at Fort Johnson fired a shell which arched across the sky and burst almost directly over Fort Sumter. This was the signal for opening the bombardment. Within a few minutes, a ring of guns and mortars about the harbor--43 in all-- were firing at Sumter.