150 years ago today marked the beginning of the US Civil War. America’s most deadly war too I might add. Over 600,000 Americans died during the conflict over “States Rights”.
Here’s a link to the National Parks Service site on Ft. Sumter
Where The American Civil War Began
Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.
Wikipedia Page on the US Civil War
Today is also SilenceDogood2010’s Father’s Birthday.
Happy Birthday to SilenceDogood2010 Sr!
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twelfth Day of April in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.