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150th Anniversary of Fort Sumter Attack in US Civil War

Fort Sumter telegram

Telegram from Major Robert Anderson announcing his withdrawal from Fort Sumter, April 18, 1861

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, the first battle of the American Civil War.

The War Between the States as it is sometimes called, lasted almost 4 years and cost more American lives than any other conflict before or since.

In honor of this important anniversary, we are making our Civil War Collection free from today through April 14th.

In Footnote’s Civil War collection you’ll find:

You can see other resources and learn more here.

Footnote Civil War Collection

One Comment

  1. Nancy says:

    To Commemorate an often forgotten minority group (Native Americans) that are seldom mentioned, I created a Footnote page today

    and a blog post showing my research to date