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Fort Sumter is located in the harbor of Charleston and a boat ride and the accompanying fee is required to visit the fort. Twenty-two months of Federal bombardment through January of 1865 destroyed much of the four story fort but failed to dislodge the Confederate garrison.


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the War
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Fort Sumter
Charleston
South Carolina

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This is a photograph from Charleston with Fort Sumter in the middle of the frame, Fort Moultrie is on the left, and to the right is James Island, where the Confederacy had forts. A ring of forts thus protected Charleston.

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This photo is of Fort Sumter and taken from the vicinity of Fort Moultrie.

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This photograph shows the that much of the four story fort had been reduced to rubble. In the distance is James Island.


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