Book Signing and Gallery Showing
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
The National Park Service is pleased to announce the debut of a new children’s book, Jack the Cat that Went to War, about the garrison cat at Fort Sumter. Through the eyes of Jack, youngsters can explore antebellum Charleston, learn about slavery, experience Fort Sumter during the Civil War, and appreciate the impact of the war on liberty. From 3:00–5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011 the author, artist, models and the 21 original oil paintings for the book will be at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square in Charleston. Children of all ages are welcome. Copies of the first edition will be available in the park’s bookstore for signing.
Did You Know?
The first human death of the Civil War occurred on April 14, 1861, the day after the battle of Fort Sumter ended. Private Daniel Hough died when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharged prematurely. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC