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Imagining what it must have been like...Fort McBride, atop Little Kennesaw...
The panorama from above the parade ground, looking at the interior of Fort Sumter from atop Battery Huger...
Yet another bruised Columbiad, this one guarding 1870 Sally Port entrance...
I had to make an appearance...
A last look back at Fort Sumter.  Fascinating and humbling, as a visit to this battered old fort always is, no sooner had I left and I  start to have that nagging urge to return once again...
Inside the visitor center are a number of interesting displays and artifacts concerning the fort and its history...
Interior Panorama - Stepping out from the Sally Port, this is the view that greets you.  Battery Huger is straight ahead, The Gorge (former officers quarters) is to the right, and the battle-scarred gun emplacements of the Left Face are, appropriately, to the left...
Our ride out to Fort Sumter sits docked at Patriots Point, a naval museum that is a top Charleston attraction in its own right...
The USS Yorktown, of World War 2 fame, looms overhead as we head out into the harbor...
Arriving at Fort Sumter...
Pulling out into the harbor the beautiful Cooper River Bridge (officially, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge) spans the waterway to the north.  The first time I visited Sumter, back in 2004, the bridge was still under construction with the towers only partially constructed...
Passing Castle Pinckney with the spires of Charleston beyond...
Lincoln's New Salem Entrance
Henry Onstot Residence:  Built around 1835 this home housed the family of Henry Onstot, the town cooper.  The Onstot's lived at New Salem until 1840.
First Berry-Lincoln Store: This small general store was built by James and Rowan Herndon in 1831.  For whatever reason, the following year they sold it to William Berry and Abraham Lincoln.  A popular gathering place, it was a place where Lincoln interacted with the public a great deal.  Quickly outgrowing the small building, Berry and Lincoln moved to a new, larger building across the street in 1833.
Imagining what it must have been like...Fort McBride, atop Little Kennesaw...

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Imagining what it must have been like...Fort McBride, atop Little Kennesaw...
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