Fort Sumter National Monument tells the stories of people who changed America during some of its most trying years, specifically the American Revolution and Civil War. Those stories range from regular citizens defending their homes behind a palmetto log fort while a Royal Navy fleet attacked, to former colleagues commanding opposing armies at the outbreak of the Civil War, to an enslaved African American, Robert Smalls, risking his life to better the lives of four million.

They all shaped the history of the United States. Explore this part of our website to learn more about the historical figures associated with the stories told at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie.

Note: Revolutionary War content to come


Last updated: August 16, 2018

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