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Black Sheep, White Wolf: What Is Liberty?

Before you read further, stop a moment and think of your definition of liberty. In the library of the Lincoln Cottage, also named Anderson House for the same man who commanded Fort Sumter, is a drawing of a black sheep, a shepherd and a white wolf. Show More Summary

Government Run Civil War Site Eliminates Confederate Flag Without Consulting Historians

The Battle of Fort Sumter off the coast of South Carolina is one of the first major battles between the nascent Confederacy and the federal army under the newly elected

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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The right's SCOTUS outrage: The Confederate battle flag no longer flies over Fort Sumter: The Confederate flag no longer flies over Fort Sumter - one of the few places it seems like that flag might belong. Show More Summary

A Yankee’s View of the Rebel Flag

I think the best argument one could make in favor of displaying the Confederate battle flag would go something like this: “By the time of Fort Sumter, the C.S.A. was an independent nation that had formed a government and controlled large amounts of territory. Show More Summary

The Real Target

[caption id="attachment_224310" align="alignleft" width="657"] The Flag Most Dems Really Want To See Banned[/caption] When proud, lifelong Democrat Fritz Hollings repudiated decent Americanism and defiantly reenacted Fort Sumter by raising the Stars and Bars over the South Carolina State Capitol, the Democrats had no problem with it. Show More Summary

Where was William Lloyd Garrison?

Exactly four years after he had surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederates, Union officer Robert Anderson returned to Charleston to help once again raise the U.S. flag over the now-ruined harbor fortifications.  Following an emotional mid-day...Show More Summary

Thursday Morning Open Thread

(Tom Toles via GoComics.com). How laughable are the noisiest members of the GOP? Well, it’s all fun and games until somebody shoots at Fort Sumter, right? Mr. Charles P. Pierce: … The modern Republican party has become an authentic mechanism for political subversion, and it’s not just unknown crazy people from Texas who are [Read more...]

One location, many memorials — Fort Moultrie and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina

Like most visitors to Charleston, South Carolina, a trip to Fort Sumter was high on my list of tourist destinations. There is one concessionaire for getting a boat to the island in Charleston Harbor where the Fort Sumter National Monument is located. Show More Summary

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 9

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 9 1861 - Second relief convoy for Fort Sumter left New York 1941 - Commissioning of USS North Carolina, which carried

The Parapet: 1865

1865. Charleston, South Carolina. "Beacon on parapet of Fort Sumter." The light at the end of the charnel. Wet plate negative by Samuel A. Cooley. View full size.

Brit Books: Circle Line – Around London in a Small Boat, by Steffan Meyric Hughes

This book is about boats. I can’t even remember the last time I traveled by boat… maybe last summer when I took a ferry to Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC with my son’s Cub Scout troop? (Doesa a ferry count as a boat?!) Since my opportunities...Show More Summary

In Case You Missed It - Fort Sumter September 9, 1863

From this morning's AP news brief Today marks the 150th anniversary of the only Union attempt to storm the South Carolina fort where the Civil War began — an attack doomed to failure by rivalries between commanders, poor planning and the fact the Confederates knew exactly what was coming. The September. Show More Summary

Gettysburg’s LIVE Codori Barn Webcam

Since I posted a link to the webcam for Fort Sumter, over two years ago, I figured I should post the webcam for Gettysburg. As I mention in the title, this webcam is posted atop the Codori Barn, looking toward the Virginia Monument (you can see it in the distance, toward the left). Here’s the link. […]

Cannons That Started American Civil War Back in Rightful Place

View of Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie © Matt Drobnik As any home improvement store salesperson will tell you, a fresh coat of paint makes a world of difference. Apparently that also holds true for historic cannons as well. The cannons at Fort Moultrie in South Carolina did not receive a garish makeover or a [...]

Mine Eyes

On this day in history, I note, the South started the Civil War by shelling Fort Sumter, South Carolina. The war, which went on for four years, was over the “peculiar institution” of slavery, and ended with over 350,000 Americans dying in battle (as did over 300,000 Confederates). Show More Summary

What Happens When You Assume

Stockton, California, could become the Fort Sumter of a long and bloody war over the primacy of federal vs. state laws. A federal judge ruled the city can file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, opening up a can of worms about which creditors will get paid and which will get stiffed. The city’s largest creditor is [...]

Crisis at Fort Sumter: The Simulation

Earlier this week my class took part in a simulation that required them to advise the President on what to do with the Federal garrison at Fort Sumter.  Below is the assignment and the list of documents that they used to construct their essays.  The discussion went extremely well.  One thing that I will do [...]

Fort Sumter National Monument – Charleston, South Carolina

For history buffs who visit Charleston, South Carolina one of the must-see sites is Fort Sumner which lies in the mouth of the harbor. This tiny brick fort on an island not [...] The post Fort Sumter National Monument – Charleston, South Carolina appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast.

The View From Virginia in 1861

I am putting the finishing touches on my Crisis at Fort Sumter simulation, which my students will work on throughout this week and present next Tuesday.  Thanks to those of you who offered suggestions on primary and secondary sources.  One of the documents that I am including comes from William Freehling and Craig Simpson’s edited [...]

Crowdsourcing Lincoln and Fort Sumter Classroom Simulation

Time for a little crowdsourcing in preparation for a simulation on Lincoln and Fort Sumter that my students will perform a week from this coming Tuesday.  The overall idea is to have my students play the role of cabinet advisers and I, of course, will play Lincoln.  Since I only have nine students we should [...]

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