Picture from Fort Sumter 4/12/11
Aluka Berry Ciara Lee, 25, of Florence, South Carolina, looks out to Fort Sumter from the Battery in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, as they wait for cannons to be fired to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
Pictures form Fort Sumter 4/12/11
Ernest Parks, a re-enactor from Company I, Massachusetts 54th Regiment, tosses a wreath into Charleston Harbor toward Fort Sumter, seen in background, during commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War in Charleston, S.C.
By Sunday, April 14, 1861, news of Fort Sumter’s surrender has now reached all parts of the North and South. Throughout Georgia and the South the mood is celebratory, while in the North it is one of outrage. Special church services are held today throughout Georgia and elsewhere. The image is from the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper of April 13, 1861 declaring that war has begun.