150 years ago today the American Civil War began when the Confederate army fired on Fort Sumter. We have several sources for those of you interested in it.
Depictions of the war can be found in ArtStor, which includes over 100 Matthew Brady photos and art from several other artists. In fact, here is Albert Bierstadt’s interpretation of Fort Sumter under siege. It’s called “Bombardment of Fort Sumter.” You can get this image and thousands of others from ArtStor.
Because as the saying goes, those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.