10 Unique Historical Facts of Fort Sumter, South Carolina 

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Fort Sumter is located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina and is best known as the site where the American Civil War began in 1861.

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Its construction began in 1829 and was completed in 1861. It is named after General Thomas Sumner.

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The fort was originally designed as a coastal defense structure to protect the city of Charleston and its harbor.

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The first shots of the war were fired at Fort Sumter when Confederate forces bombarded the fort for 34hours.

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The fort remained under Confederate control during most of the war but was eventually recaptured by Union forces in 1865.

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Fort Sumter became a national monument in 1948 and is now managed by the National Park Service.

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The fort is accessible by boat, and visitors can take guided tours to explore the remains of the original fort and learn about its role in the Civil War.

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The fort's iconic flagpole, damaged during a bombardment in 1861, was finally replaced

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Fort Sumter is also known for its role in the Underground Railroad. during the civil war,

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