Oct 02 2014

Travel & Vacation: Touring Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC


Arriving at Fort Sumter

The last time we visited Charleston, South Carolina we were able to go to Fort Sumter.  The construction began on Fort Sumter in 1840’s it was slow work, but they put down over 7 million bricks for the 5 foot thick outer walls which were 50 feet above the water level.  When the American Civil War started Fort Sumter was almost complete.   On April 12, 1861 the Confederate soldiers located at Fort Johnson fired the first shot at Fort Sumter.

Fort Sumter was bombarded for over 30 hours and over 3,000 shells being shot at the fort.  Citizens from Charleston watched the cannons fire on Fort Sumter from their rooftops.  After a couple of days of bombardments the Union Army led by Major Anderson surrendered to General Beauregard of the Confederate Army.


Welcome to Fort Sumter!


Looking through one of the cannon portholes.


Jake and the girls.


Hanging out at Fort Sumter.


Brina standing on top of Fort Sumter!


Exploring Fort Sumter!


Our family at Fort Sumter!  It was a rainy day, but we managed to miss most of the raindrops and had a grand time!


On top of Fort Sumter!


Getting ready to leave Fort Sumter, right before a big rain storm hit.  Perfect timing!


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