The American Civil War Erupts: The Attack on Fort Sumter
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Parapet of Fort Sumter, 1865



Gun on top of a parapet and gabions used as reinforcements along the damaged exterior of Fort Sumter, 1865. After the Civil War, Fort Sumter was reduced to ruins. The U.S. Army partially rebuilt the fort right after the war and used it as a military installation until the mid-1870s.

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