Maybe she’ll have some news about Fort Sumter that we haven’t heard.
Pa talks war morning, noon and night, and all the gentlemen who come to see him shout about Fort Sumter and States’ Rights and Abe Lincoln till I get so bored I could scream!
How could Pa talk on and on about Fort Sumter and the Yankees when he knew her heart was breaking?
Pray for a peaceable settlement with the Yankees after we’ve fired on the rascals at Fort Sumter?
But now Gerald had bawled the words "Fort Sumter," and every man present forgot his host’s admonition.
And the Charlestonians took so much upon themselves about Fort Sumter!
The Yankees may be scared of us, but after the way General Beauregard shelled them out of Fort Sumter day before yesterday, they’ll have to fight or stand branded as cowards before the whole world.
As for instance, right after Fort Sumter fell and before the blockade was established, I bought up several thousand bales of cotton at dirt-cheap prices and ran them to England.
Now come, daughter, cheer up, and I’ll take you to Charleston next week to visit your Aunt Eulalie and, what with all the hullabaloo they are having over there about Fort Sumter, you’ll be forgetting about Ashley in a week.
He had forgotten completely about his conversation with her that afternoon and was carrying on a monologue about the latest news from Fort Sumter, which he punctuated by hammering his fist on the table and waving his arms in the air.
It was as though when writing Melanie, Ashley tried to ignore the war altogether, and sought to draw about the two of them a magic circle of timelessness, shutting out everything that had happened since Fort Sumter was the news of the day.
There are no more uses of "Battle of Fort Sumter" in the book.
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I have known a great many Confederate flag nuts in my life, rabid dreamers who dwell on the glory of Fort Sumter and Bull Run and repress the reality of Appomattox.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
No offense to Frank, but after the fiasco at Fort Sumter, Leo had become a conscientious objector to riding giant eagles.