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Daily Archives: April 13, 2011

Sumter Surrenders – Worden Captured

Again – from our wonderful friend Fran DuCoin: Of course, on this afternoon, Ft. Sumter surrenders and hostilities have begun starting the War. Gustavus Vasa Fox was not able to resupply the fort and is witness to the bombardment, which affects his opinion of Charleston for the rest of the war Also on this day, […]


We’ll likely meet Herman Melville a fair amount in these pages. This poem – written in 1860 – seems to predict much that is to come. Misgivings When ocean-clouds over inland hills Sweep storming in late autumn brown, And horror the sodden valley fills, And the spire falls crashing in the town, I muse upon […]