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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Sumter Bricks

 
 
Fort Sumter Bricks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
1. Fort Sumter Bricks Marker
Inscription.
Salvaged from the waters of the tidal
zone around Fort Sumter, these bricks
were placed in this wall 140 years
after the beginning of the Civil War.

April 12, 2001

 
Location. 32° 47.442′ N, 79° 55.514′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Concord Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at Liberty Square, near the Fort Sumter ferry. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sumter Today (within shouting distance of this marker); Port of Charleston (within shouting distance of this marker); Septima Poinsette Clark 1898-1987 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Borough Houses (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Borough Houses (approx. ¼ mile away); The Liberty Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Benjamin DuPré House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Moses C. Levy House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fort Sumter Bricks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
2. Fort Sumter Bricks Marker
Fort Sumter Bricks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
3. Fort Sumter Bricks Marker
Marker at Liberty Square image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
4. Marker at Liberty Square
The ramp to the Fort Sumter ferry can be seen to the left of the marker.
Inside Fort Sumter image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2013
5. Inside Fort Sumter
The bricks that accompany the marker were the result of damage done to the fort by the naval bombardment during the Civil War. This photo from inside Fort Sumter shows damage done to the brick walls. A projectile is visible on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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