Icon / by Dave Hileman

We are approaching Fort Sumter in the harbor at Charleston, SC. This fort, occupied by the Federal forces was the touchpoint that began the live fire portion of the Civil War in April of 1861. The original fort, not quite finished when the war began, was three times this height. The whole fort was largely brick, tens of thousands of bricks, and all erected on a man-made island.

Fort Sumter National Historic Park