Monday, April 11, 2011

April 12, 1861...

...marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the start of the bloodiest war in American history.

At 0430 in the morning of April 12, 1861, Ft. Sumter in South Carolina saw the first artillery fire in the
War Between the States,
Civil War,
War of Succession,
War for Southern Independence,
War of the Rebellion, or
War of Northern Aggression.

The name will vary depending on where you live, or your political proclivity.

The 1858 Napoleon will be wheeled out & fired tomorrow to commemorate the occasion.


For those who can't attend the ceremony:


video

2 comments:

Lissa said...

In respect for the serious nature of this post, I'm going to suggest you close your eyes any time you pass a magazine stand -- you don't want to see the latest Time.

dr mac said...

Quite a dragon's breath.