t. elizabeth renich

author of historical fiction

150 Years Ago…

| April 12, 2011

April 12, 1861 – At 4:30 a.m., Union forces manning Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina were fired upon by Confederates…  On the afternoon of April 13th, Fort Sumter surrendered.  A great many spectators in Charleston had come out to watch the “opening of the ball” – from The Battery and from the city’s […]