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Photo: Waiting for the war

Civil War re-enactors wait Tuesday to use a restroom in Charleston, S.C., during a commemoration of the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago. In 1861, General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay, beginning the War Between the States. Approximately 620,000 people died during the bloodiest four years in American history. Photo: AP/Alice Keeney

 
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Comments

  • http://theothertwofifths.blogspot.com/ ProfGeo

    You know what’s really cool about the photo? The restrooms aren’t segregated by race as they would have been at the 100-year commemoration.

  • Mwakefeld140796mi

    cool? I am thinking how long it took to get to that point of non segregated restrooms.

  • old salt

    Will there be a reenactment of the surrender in four years when the rebels had to stack their arms and trek home defeated. What a glorious day.