Anniversary of the Start of the American Civil War, April 12, 1861

April 12, 2021 marks the 160th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. Here are a few dispatches from Charleston, SC, published in the Missouri Republican, reporting the unfolding of events. Pictured in this post is a painting by A. Vizitelly, courtesy of Library of Congress, showing part of Ft. Sumter exploding.