The First Shot of the War of Secession

The First Shot of the War of Secession (HMJZR)

Location: Charleston, SC 29412 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.097', W 79° 53.876'

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1861 - 1961
At half past four on the morning
of April 12, 1861, from a mortar near
this spot on Fort Johnson, the first
shot of the War of Secession was fired,
by order of Captain George S. James of
the Confederate States Army.

The shell exploded above Fort Sumter,
then occupied by Federal Forces, thus
beginning the tragic conflict which
Americans endured for four years.
(Back side)
(Emblem: CSA 61 The Confederate States of America)
Dedicated April 12, 1961
Charleston Confederate
Centennial Commission
Ground Marker
This marker given by Mrs. J.C. Long in memory of her Grandfather
John Hartnett, a soldier in the Confederate Army
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 603240 N 3624288
Decimal Degrees32.75161667, -79.89793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.097', W 79° 53.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 5.82" N, 79° 53' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 404-410 Fort Johnson Rd, Charleston SC 29412, US
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