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Battle of Fort Sumter


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
  the attack on Fort Sumter began the American Civil War (1861)
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Fort Sumter Battle of Fort Sumter
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There was a subsequent battle at Fort Sumter later in the war, but when people talk of Fort Sumter, it is almost always about the first battle.
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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.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "It was the firing on Fort Sumter that started the war," said Amanda.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Because of Winn-Dixie
  • You could not get the pride of Fort Sumter out of us if you tried.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees

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  • Maybe she’ll have some news about Fort Sumter that we haven’t heard.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It was in part a reaction to the increasing complexity and multiplicity of legislative issues—even Santo Domingo seemed much farther away than Fort Sumter (for blocking his Santo Domingo treaty, the Senate was told by Teddy Roosevelt that it was "wholly incompetent"), and "interstate commerce" seemed much less exciting and promising than "free silver."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • "I’m glad you didn’t," I said, staring at the cramped brick enclosure of Fort Sumter at the entrance to the harbor.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • On April 14th, the Confederacy took over Fort Sumter.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • The shelling of Fort Sumter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Hundreds of miles to the south, in Fort Sumter, South Carolina, a massive celebration is about to take place, commemorating the raising of the Stars and Stripes.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln

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  • Particularly urgent was the problem of Fort Sumter, so placed in the mouth of Charleston harbor that it could hardly be reinforced without subjecting Union ships to the fire of Confederate batteries.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Although the stacks looked random, I could tell you the location of every box—from the white Adidas box with my lighter collection from my eighth grade pyro phase, to the green New Balance box with the shell casings and a torn piece of flag I found at Fort Sumter with my mom.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • As the boat churned past the round brick cylinder of Fort Sumter, Malvin Bowden said: "They had the most men.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • 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!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • How could Pa talk on and on about Fort Sumter and the Yankees when he knew her heart was breaking?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Pray for a peaceable settlement with the Yankees after we’ve fired on the rascals at Fort Sumter?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • But now Gerald had bawled the words "Fort Sumter," and every man present forgot his host’s admonition.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And the Charlestonians took so much upon themselves about Fort Sumter!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Oh, the map is at Fort Sumter, of course.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • And Percy—you and I need to get this ship to Fort Sumter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • More eagles were flying in formation toward Fort Sumter—at least a dozen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Jason and Frank were forced to overshoot the Argo II and fly toward Fort Sumter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The chariot shot toward Fort Sumter, slamming into Jason.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Why did so many people want to see Fort Sumter on a sweltering summer day?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Now, standing in the barracks at Fort Sumter, she was surrounded.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Coach Hedge shot them out of the sky; Frank dropped him (that was no accident); and they crash-landed in Fort Sumter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Leo wondered what she’d seen at Fort Sumter that could have shaken her up so badly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Except Festus tells me the port aerial stabilizer got pulverized when the ship raked against the dock at Fort Sumter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Piper and Annabeth sent a dream vision to Camp Half-Blood, warning Chiron of what had happened with the Romans at Fort Sumter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • This is the map that I found at Fort Sumter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Then twice at Fort Sumter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • She spent most of her time in her cabin, studying the bronze map she’d retrieved from Fort Sumter, or looking up information on Daedalus’s laptop.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He was worried about her after her encounter with the spiders at Fort Sumter, and he didn’t know how to help her, especially if she shut him out.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • By the time the Argo II reached top speed, Fort Sumter was only a blot in the distance, and they were racing across the waves toward the ancient lands.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Fort Sumter?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Fort Sumter was behind us now, and its history changed for me as I saw it through the thickets of Annie Kate’s blond hair, as I smelled it through the perfume behind her ears and on her neck.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I would have stopped the freighter near the buoy to Fort Sumter, turned it about, and presented its constant immutable approach to the city as a gift to Annie Kate, a ship that would never leave her.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Ever since the school had been founded in 1842, after a slave insurrection, the Corps had marched on Fridays in Charleston, except on the Friday following that celebrated moment when cadets from the Institute had opened fire on the Star of the East, a Northern supply ship trying to deliver supplies to the beleaguered garrison at Fort Sumter.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I walked back across the parade ground beneath the shadows of the massive oak trees on the southern fringe of the parade ground and the two howitzer cannons, Barnwell and Freeman, named for the two Institute cadets who fired the first shots on Fort Sumter to begin the Civil War.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Annabeth remembered the spiders at Fort Sumter, and the dream Percy had described—the hissing voice in the dark.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He remembered how shaken Annabeth had looked when she’d come back from Fort Sumter after her encounter with the spiders.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He had the proud, melancholy face one associated with Confederate veterans and looked old enough to have fired on Fort Sumter.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • When Annie Kate began to show through the raincoat, Mrs. Gervais moved her out to the family beach house on Sullivan’s Island, a gray Victorian structure on the south end of the island, directly across from Fort Sumter, with an uncommonly beautiful view of the harbor and the city.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Nicolay, in his Outbreak of Rebellion, asserted his belief that it was Lincoln’s carefully matured purpose to force rebellion to put itself flagrantly and fatally in the wrong by attacking Fort Sumter.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • To order Anderson to withdraw Fort Sumter’s garrison at the demand of the Confederates was a tremendous concession, which Lincoln actually considered but rejected; it would be an implicit acknowledgment of the legality of secession, and the Union would, by his own recognition, be at an end; the moral stock of the Confederacy would go soaring.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
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