Last time Chet visited Graceland in Memphis Tennessee. Today he continues his tour of the southern states with a stop in South Carolina.
Fort Sumter was built in Charleston Harbor shortly after the War of 1812. It’s construction was not fully completed by 1860 when the Confederacy seceded from the Union. The presence of a Union battle fort in the south was a source of much frustration for Confederates. Fort Sumter would be the location where the first shots of The Civil War where fired. Confederates would blast Fort Sumter for 36 straight hours, with the underprepared Union soldiers forced to hunker down and occasionally return fire as southern families picnicking on a hillside watched and cheered the Confederacy on
Let’s follow Chet as he looks at history