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3:23 am on Tuesday January 11, 2011

Civil War firing on Star of the West remembered, reenacted in Charleston

Image by Library of Congress Firing on the Star of the West.On January 9, 1861, the first shots before the Civil War were fired not on Fort Sumter but from a team of cadets from The Citadel stationed at a Morris Island battery. Their mission was to...
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