First Shot of the Civil War

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 26, 1861

Other Pages from this Newspaper Include:

Fortress Moultrie | First Shot of the Civil War | Civil War Pictures of Fort Moultrie | Shots at the Star of the West | Civil War Illustration of Fort Sumter | The Guns of Fort Sumter | Charleston During the Civil War | Civil War Charleston Story | Civil War Scenes of Fort Sumter | More Civil War News

 

The January 26, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly featured the following illustration, showing the First Shot of the Civil War.  The first shot was fired on January 10, 1861.  It was fired by the South Carolinians on Morris Island.  They fired on the Union Ship "Star of the West" as it attempted to reinforce Major Anderson at Fort Sumter.

The illustration below was an eye-witness drawing of this incredible scene. This newspaper also carried a Description of the Firing on the Star of the West.

The First Shot of the Civil War

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