Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This Day in History: The Civil War Begins

Apr 12, 1861:
The Civil War begins

when Confederate shore batteries open fire on Union-held Fort Sumpter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay.

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1 comment:

Susan D. said...

I really like your theme of "This Day in History". I think it is important to put our ancetors lives in a wider context of what was going on at both a local, national and international level, including inventions and developments on ordinary people's lives - thinking of the sewing machine here! Susan.