View of Confederate-held Fort Sumter from Union lines on Morris Island, August 1863

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AndyHall

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It's hard to fathom what a pile of rubble and brick dust Sumter had been reduced to over the course of the war -- but yet it held out until the final evacuation.

Its resilience helps to explain why Major Anderson and his little garrison were such a burr under the fire-eaters' saddle in 1861.
 
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