Fort Sumter, South Carolina - click to enlarge

Fort Sumter, South Carolina

Taken from the marshy shore of Charleston harbor. I didn’t realize I would be this close, the fort is in the center of our harbor.

Fort Sumter, South Carolina - click to enlarge
Fort Sumter, South Carolina – click to enlarge

This was the spot that started the US civil war in 1861. It was at the time that weapons were becoming ‘modern’ and the toll was heavy all through the USA.

Below was another sight I just discovered.

Fort Sumter, South Carolina
Fort Sumter, South Carolina – click to enlarge

The South Carolina Dept. Of Natural Resources has a dock on this side of the harbor. I found this monument in the back of their land.

The exact spot the whole mess started.

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