Fort Sumter


Hello, my name is Joanie Musselwhite. I am a substitute teacher for Aiken County Public Schools. As a substitute teacher I teach a wide range of children. Students in the third grade study the History of South Carolina. This lesson is designed to be used as a part of that curriculum.

Every war has a starting point. The event may not seem very important by itself, but the timing can make the difference. The first shots of the Civil War were fired right here in South Carolina, at Fort Sumter.

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