The American Civil War Erupts: The Attack on Fort Sumter
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Fort Sumter storm flag



The storm flag present during the opening shots of the American Civil War at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. A storm flag is a small U.S. flag that is flown on military posts during storms. The storm flag was raised over Fort Sumter after the larger garrison flag had ripped.

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