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:

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

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    1. 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.

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  2. I'd never heard that before. Thanks!

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  3. Interesting how things happen.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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

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  6. Sure. I bet it was "accidental".

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

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

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

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