Reading the Gazette at Fort Sumter

March 5, 2022

At the end of January, Dan and Mary Neumann of Lewes visited beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. While in Charleston they had the great opportunity to explore Fort Sumter. Here they are shown while sharing the Cape Gazette with a few visitors passing by. 

According to Wikipedia, Fort Sumter is a sea fort built on an artificial island protecting Charleston, South Carolina from naval invasion. Its origin dates to the War of 1812 when the British invaded Washington by sea. It was still incomplete in 1861 when the Battle of Fort Sumter began the American Civil War. It was severely damaged during the war, left in ruins, and although there was some rebuilding, the fort as conceived was never completed. 

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