1861-01 Fort Sumter (April 12-14, 1861)

Here is the first video for my new series on the individual Civil War battles. The series will take the battles themselves and look at them on an individual level. There are about 384 engagements and battles (plus another 10,000+ smaller actions). We will stick within the smaller 384 grouping.

I still have a lot of stuff to learn with the editing, but I like this as a start.

The first video is of course about Fort Sumter, sadly the least interesting battle for me (as I have had to watch specials about it way too often). However, it wouldn’t be right to not start out a series about the Civil War battles to not address the first shots.

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Research links:
I have done a  lot of research, here are only a few of the links/reference.


  • The Civil War Battlefield Guide (Second Edition) by Frances H. Kennedy (hardcopy book)
  • American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker


The intro/exit sound is from: https://archive.org/details/1360121

W.F. Hooley performs Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address delivered more than 35 years earlier at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettybsburg in 1863, built to house the dead from one of the bloodiest battles of the Amercian Civil War. This Hooley recording was recorded in New York by E. Berliner’s Gramophone , 1898 September 21 – housed at the Library of Congress – http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/berl:@field(NUMBER+@band(berl+136012))

This audio is part of the collection: Community Audio
Artist/Composer: E. Berliner’s Gramophone
Date: 1898
Keywords: Gettysburg address; Abraham Lincoln; recording

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0

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