Today, April 12, is the 150th anniversary of the fall of Ft. Sumter, which officially began the Civil War in 1861.
That’s really not long ago, in historical terms. The lifetime of two old men. What a tragedy, certainly the lowest point of American history. With what zeal Americans on both sides slaughtered each other. Our bloodiest war was with each other. What a scandal was slavery in this land of the free, and what a sacrifice it took to end it.