Recalling the Siege of Fort Sumter

May 13, 2011

Poet Edmund Clarence Stedman, 1897

The Civil War began 150 years ago yesterday. But that first battle – the siege on Fort Sumter - lasted 34 hours before Union troops surrendered 150 years ago today. We read a poem simply named “Sumter,” by Edmund Clarence Stedman. It’s read by our poetry contributor Ed Makowski.