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  • Tuesday is 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s first shot

    The Providence Journal - 04/12/2011

    Southern slave-holding states had already seceded from the Union when mortar fire broke the predawn silence over tiny Fort Sumter, in Charleston, S.C., 150 years ago Tuesday. Confederates were bombarding the last U.S. Army forces left in the Charleston area. The Civil War had begun.

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