Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fact of the Day: Fort Sumter Damage

The first battle of the civil war took place at Fort Sumter off the coast of Charleston, SC. Despite being called the "epic" start of the civil war, there were no casualties during the battle. However during the surrendering ceremony, an accidental weapons explosion caused the deaths of two union soldiers. 

19 comments:

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Always love your fun facts! x

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CQUEK said...

interesting post

Bob Bushell said...

So, that's what happened!

Unknown said...

Interesting fact.

A Beer for the Shower said...

How do you have any kind of battle that results in a surrender without casualties?

MEcoy said...

another interesting post sm

Dana said...

I'd never heard that before. Thanks!

Christine said...

Interesting how things happen.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Too bad about those two soldiers.

Adam said...

the fortress was pretty well built, but being in the 19th century, it's pretty hard to combat those on land from it. It was built to protect the mainland from naval threats. I visited the fort many years ago, and it's a pretty long trip by boat.

They were basically just sitting ducks until their supplies ran out.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Oh!!When I started reading I was so happy to hear that there were not any casualties oon this battle but...it is a pity for the accidental explosion then.Kisses and thank you so much for your words on my blog.

betty said...

Interesting; I don't remember learning this in history classes, but fascinating no injuries until the surrendering when one would think there would be no casualities.

betty

DWei said...

Sure. I bet it was "accidental".

Unknown said...

is a sad story! xoxo

jaybird said...

I've been to Fort Sumter and didn't know that! Great fact Adam.

PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

Why don't they ever tell us these things in history class?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow..how ironic!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know it!
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A said...

One of my history professors used to start classes with ironic or funny fun facts, I remember him bringing this one up one day.