One hundred and fifty years ago on April 12, the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, heralding the start of a four-year conflict that would tear our young nation apart. Many of the stories of the Civil War—captured in letters, diaries, and newspaper accounts—are here at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Civil War Commemoration
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