All park sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1). This includes Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and Fort Moultrie.
54th Massachusetts Program 2011
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
Join National Park Ranger Donel Singleton and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I, Civil War Reenactment Unit at Fort Moultrie for a free special program commemorating the regiment on July 16, 2011. The 54th was the first African-American regiment organized in the North following the January 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. They spearheaded the July 18, 1863 assault on Morris Island’s Battery Wagner, located in Charleston Harbor, and were the subject of the hit movie Glory.
Did You Know?
Union Maj. Robert Anderson, commanding Fort Sumter, and Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding Charleston's forces during the first battle of the Civil War, knew each other since the 1830s. Anderson was Beauregard's artillery instructor at West Point. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC