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By M. Patrick Hendrix

In 1829, building all started on a castle atop a rock formation within the mouth of Charleston Harbor. many years later, citadel Sumter used to be close to finishing touch on December 26, 1860, whilst significant Robert Anderson occupied it based on the starting to be hostilities among the North and South. As a logo of sedition for the North and holy floor for the South, ownership of citadel Sumter was once deemed necessary to each side whilst the Civil struggle all started. via 1864, the fortress, seriously bombarded by means of Union artillery, used to be a shapeless mass of ruins, regularly bermed rubble and sand with a garrison of accomplice squaddies keeping its flooring. sign up for writer M. Patrick Hendrix as he follows the tumultuous lives of the lads who fought to manage what later turned the most respected monuments to the war.

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