Flag Of Fort Sumter

This small flag flew over Sumter during its bombardment by Confederates. A Southern shell knocked it down early on April 12. Under fire, a Union sergeant climbed the flagpole and nailed it back into place.

This Confederate cannonball was intended for Fort Sumter. It landed in Charleston instead.

BEAUREGARD'S SOUVENIR

After the surrender of Sumter, Southerners commemorated the occasion by posing for photographs at the fort and by carrying away bits of the structure as mementos. A piece of the Union garrison's shattered flagstaff was cut, polished, and made into a walking stick for the leader of the Southern force there, General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

This Confederate cannonball was intended for Fort Sumter. It landed in Charleston instead.

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