Civil War Sesquicentennial
April 12, 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of America's plunge into its bloodiest war. Fort Sumter National Monument will observe this historic occasion with nine days of living history programs.
For more information, visit the National Park Service Civil War Sesquicentennial site.
Did You Know?
On April 14, 1865, Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson came out of retirement to re-raise the same U.S. flag over Fort Sumter that he had lowered in surrender four years earlier. This flag is now on exhibit at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC