• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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American Revolution

These programs will helps students understand many different facets of the American Revolution, from the life of a soldier to how civilian coped with daily life. Please check back as more programs are getting added everyday.

Soldier Fare

Education Plan

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Building An Army

Education Plan

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Did You Know?

42-pounder cannon, Model 1845, at Fort Sumter

The first Union shot of the Civil War was fired by Captain Abner Doubleday. He was the second senior officer at Fort Sumter, under Major Robert Anderson. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC