• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

Fort Sumter Handbook

Fort Sumter Handbook
Fort Sumter – Anvil of War recounts Fort Sumter’s role in the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 and in the Confederate defense of Charleston Harbor from 1863-65. Based on onetime Fort Sumter Historian Frank Barnes' earlier work, this official park handbook is available for purchase from Eastern National, a non-profit cooperating association. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of this handbook are donated to Fort Sumter National Monument’s interpretive programs.

To order your own copy, send e-mail that includes your name, telephone number, and mention the Fort Sumter Handbook. A bookstore manager will contact you. Do not include credit card information in your e-mail.

Did You Know?

15-inch Rodman cannons at Fort Moultrie

Fort Sumter National Monument has one of the best collections of 19th century seacoast artillery anywhere in the United States. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC