Civil War 150th Anniversary Marked This Week

By: AP
By: AP

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT (AP) -- April 11, 2011

The opening salvo of the American Civil War will be recreated in the harbor of Charleston, S.C., as part of events marking this week's 150th anniversary of the start of the conflict.

The island stronghold Fort Sumter will be the focus. Part of the
National Park Service, events can go ahead there now that a federal
government shutdown was averted.

Concerts on Monday evening and before dawn Tuesday will precede
a morning recreation of the first canon shot fired at the fort.
Confederate forces demanded that a Union garrison surrender the
fort and bombarded it on April 12, 1861. Union forces later
surrendered.

A cannon will fire every 15 minutes Tuesday, with another
bombardment Tuesday evening. Union re-enactors are in the fort and
Confederate re-enactors ring the harbor.


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  • by Shaunequa Location: Quincy on Apr 11, 2011 at 05:56 PM
    Get over it all ready, you lost!!!
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      by Jim on Apr 12, 2011 at 08:02 AM in reply to Shaunequa
      Your response has no depth. Yes we lost. The War for Southern Independence decided we would have a strong central government. This was decided at the point of a bayonet. Well thanks to the strong central government we have a country that is unmanageable and bordering on bankruptcy. Between then and now we all have lost. Your personal freedoms are diluted a little more each day by a dominating strong central governmment. I did note you are from Quincy.
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        by Jamey on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:26 AM in reply to Jim
        Do not condemn everyone from Quincy. SCV Camp 1614 has been renovating Confederate - Soldiers Cemtery downtown Quincy for many years. I agrre we all lost to an overbearing federal gov't.
  • by Don Location: Tallahassee on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    Yes cheers for Dixie, I had 4 anstors fight in Milton's and Abell's light artillery units Florida, 2 in the Georgia Militia, 3 with the 2nd Florida infantry regiment 2 of which were captured at gettysburg on July 3. 1 with the 29th Georgia calvery, and 3 in North Carolinia regiments and all survived the war and some even imprisonment. I also had and southern anstestor fight in the union navy. It was truly a war that torn families and the nation apart yet in the end unified the country in a way that had never existed before.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    "Deo Vindice."
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Apr 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM
    Thanks to Isaac Gordon Bradwell, 31st Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company L. Surrendered Appromattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Apr 11, 2011 at 07:54 AM
    Thanks to all the Southern men that served and all the Southern women that supported them in the War for Southern Independence. You were right. In 2011 take a look at what the strong central government has done to us. A country that is out of control. You have the General Welfare Clause to thank for that. deo vindice
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