On Wednesday morning we took the ferry to Ft. Sumter -- a short 30 minute ride across the harbor. Before boarding the ferry we spent some time exploring the garden at Liberty Square and the terrific indoor display about Charleston's political, business and social environments before the war, and the role of Ft.Sumter and Ft. Moultrie in the war.
The garden was dotted with reflections on freedom such as these:
If you recall, the Capn's family has deep roots here in the low country, and we found at lease one ancestor at Liberty Place:
Then it was on to the Fort -- where the first shot of the War of Northern Aggression exploded on April 12, 1861
|This cannon had a direct line of site to Charleston.|