Fort Sumter April 15, 1861
Photograph shows the Confederate flag flying at Fort Sumter, on April 15, 1861, following the surrender of Major Anderson and his Union troops, documenting the beginning of the Civil War. In the photo, confederate troops prepare to load cannon.
Pelot, Alma A. Confederate flag flying. Ft. Sumter after the evacuation of Maj. Anderson - interior view. 1861. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2011645052/
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