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Saturday, April 11, 2009

It All Started April 12th





Kent's 6th birthday falls on Easter and over Spring Break this year. We decided it would be hard to have a birthday party this week so asked Kent what he wanted to do instead. Recently Kent found out that the Civil War started on April 12th (his birthday) at Fort Sumter (a short drive from our house). So instead of a party we took a family trip to Fort Sumter. We had a great time. It was a beautiful day with 70 degree weather and a nice breeze. The trip started with a 30 minute ferry ride to Fort Sumter. We spend about an hour touring the island before the return trip. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENT!











History



South Carolina had seceded from the Union, yet Union forces still occupied Fort Sumter at the entrance of Charleston Harbor. The South demanded that Fort Sumter be vacated. The North refused. Finally, on April 12, 1861, South Carolina Confederate troops from nearby Fort Johnson fired on the fort - the start of a two-day bombardment that resulted in the surrender of Fort Sumter by Union troops. The Civil War had begun!





6 comments:

Gamma Sharon said...

Sounds like a fun day. Someday I would love to go back east in the fall. Looks like you live in a beautiful place.
Over from SITS to say Hi... love your reality check in your About Me section... oh so true!

Lizzie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENT! looks like you all had so much fun :) Thanks for the History lesson too.

Ann said...

What a fascinating way to spend a birthday. How exciting!

Thank you so much for being a part of the Virtual Girls Night Out! There are wonderful bloggers to meet through out the weekend. I hope you have fun and come back again!

Declutter Your Life said...

Stopping by from SITS. Looks like a fun, educational birthday!

Tiffany said...

That looks like a fun way to spend a birthday!

That's Who I Am said...

Saying hi from SITS! Your children are beautiful! Sounds like you all had a great spring break!