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Lonnie Utah
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re: Charleston
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The Battery where we fired the first the shots of the Civil War.


Sorry, but that's false.

The first shots of the Civil War were fired on January 9th, 1861 by Citadel Cadets. They fired upon the Union Steamer the Star of the West as she tried to resupply the Federal Garrison on Fort Sumter. The shots were fired from a Battery on Morris Island that over looked the entrance to Charleston Harbor. One of my relatives was on the gun crew.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_the_West
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On January 9, 1861, weeks after South Carolina declared that it had seceded from the United States, but before other states had done so to form the Confederacy, Star of the West arrived at Charleston Harbor to resupply Major Robert Anderson's garrison at Fort Sumter. The ship was fired upon by cadets from the Citadel Academy and was hit three times by what were effectively the first shots of the American Civil War. Although Star of the West suffered no major damage, her captain, John McGowan, considered it to be too dangerous to continue and turned about to leave the harbor. The mission was abandoned, and Star of the West headed for her home port of New York Harbor.
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Carolina_Girl
South Carolina Fan
Yankee Carolina
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Charleston
Take the politics to the poli board. It's what it has always been called whether I, you or anyone else agrees with it or not.

Damnn y'all must be on the rag today with your bitchy semantics.


theGarnetWay
South Carolina Fan
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re: Charleston
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Damnn y'all must be on the rag today with your bitchy semantics.


Wait until you get back to DC, this city loves taking people to town on the slightest of semantics.


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