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Fort Sumter to be featured on postage stamp

Dec 29, 2010 7:55:00 AM - thestate.com
South Carolina's Fort Sumter will join movie stars, musicians and artists being honored in 2011 with stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.

The stamp commemorates the firing on the fort in Charleston Harbor on April 12-13, 1861, and coincides with the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.

The firing on the federal fort by Confederate troops marked the beginning of the bloodiest war in American history.

The Fort Sumter National Monument will hold events from April 9-17.

The Postal Service included the fort in the 2011 lineup, which it announced on Tuesday.

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