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Unknown Fort Sumter flag raising

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07780 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [Fort Sumter, South Carolina] Type: Photograph Date: March 1865 Pagination: 1 photograph : sepia ; 7.4 x 7.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07780 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [Fort Sumter, South Carolina] Type: Photograph Date: March 1865 Pagination: 1 photograph : sepia ; 7.4 x 7.1 cm.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesFort SumterAmerican Flag

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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