In going through various newspaper accounts of the Southern attack on Fort Sumter, I thought it would be interesting to present readers with both Northern and Southern Perspectives of the attack. Readers can see for themselves how two sides report the same event based upon their own perspectives and viewpoints on the overall situation as well as acquaint themselves with the reactions of both sides to this momentous event in the history of the United States.
First Up: Charleston Mercury April 15 1861
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