4c Fort Sumter single
This Civil War Centennial Issue stamp commemorates the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, the event that started the American Civil War. Fort Sumter, located near Charleston, South Carolina, had been occupied by United States forces since December 1860. During a re-supply mission, Confederate forces bombarded the fortress. It was the first military action of the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln called on volunteers to suppress unrest and preserve the Union. The stamp features an image of a man firing a sea coast gun, a type of cannon.
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