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History and Culture

Civil War Series

Five Flags Over Fort Sumter


book cover
Front cover: Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Currier & Ives lithograph.


Thanks to Richard W. Hatcher, III and Ann C. Childress at Fort Sumter National Monument.

Published by Eastern National, copyright 1998. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
HPHarper's Pictorial History of the Civil War
HWHarper's Weekly
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
MCThe Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
USAMHIUnited States Army Military Historical Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Maury Klein Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997), David Detzer Allegiance: Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the Beginning of the Civil War (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001), as well as the NPS Historical Handbook No. 12: Fort Sumter National Monument (Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1961)

History and Culture