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April 11, 1861: The Civil War begins as Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. This engraving is "The War Begun. The Fall of Sumter" and is by Illman Brothers from a drawing by C. Schuessele. Credit: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Civil War series, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

April The Civil War begins as Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. This engraving is "The War Begun. The Fall of Sumter" and is by Illman Brothers from a drawing by C.

Secession Notice | December 21, 1860 | Clerk's Office | Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina wanted to secede from the Union and the last straw for the south was the election of Abraham Lincoln. South Carolina was the first to secede. They set a date of December 1860 and voted in Charleston to leave the Union.

Fort Sumter, in Charleston, South Carolina, at the time of the American Civil War.

*FORT SUMTER ~ Charleston, S. Breach patched with gabions on the north wall of Fort Sumter, one of the 5 brick walls of Fort Sumter.

Civil War Photo - Houses on the Battery - Charleston, SC 1865

Civil War Photo - Houses on the Battery - Charleston, SC 1865 My great grandpa Stafford was a civil war vet.

Confederate gold refers to the hidden caches lost or unaccounted for after the Civil War. Allegedly, some of the Confederate treasury was hidden in order to wait for the rising again of the South

Confederate gold refers to the hidden caches lost or unaccounted for after the Civil War. Allegedly, some of the Confederate treasury was hidden in order to wait for the rising again of the South. Yeah, like that happened.

3rd Confederate Infantry flag (Arkansas-Mississippi regiment) [Polk's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hill's Corps]. Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection.

Confederate Infantry flag (Arkansas-Mississippi regiment) [ This is our company. Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection.

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