Recalling the Siege of Fort Sumter

May 13, 2011

Poet Edmund Clarence Stedman, 1897
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.