Union Officer Recalls Lowering U.S. Flag at Ft. Sumter

April 13, 1910, Ft. Sumter

April 13, 1910: The Times marks the [Update: 49th — I think a 100-year-old correction is some sort of record] 50th anniversary of the firing on Ft. Sumter by interviewing an officer who was there, Lt. Col. W.H. Hamner, a Virginian. The Times found Hamner playing billiards at the Ingraham Hotel and gave the following account, posted after the jump.



April 13, 1910, Ft. Sumter

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Union Officer Recalls Lowering U.S. Flag at Ft. Sumter

  1. Hugh Harper says:

    Some idoit back in 1910 had his dates wrong. Ft. Sumter was fired on the date of April 12, 1861 not April 12, 1860. The Civil War was from 1861 to 1865.

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