Sumter, the Fort

Fort Sumter is a masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter.

The fort was built of bricks, mostly bricks which were made by slaves on plantations around the Charleston area. Hmmm.

Here are some of the bricks on the inside wall of the fort.


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