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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter was build on a small and partly artificial island to defend Charlaston harbor. The shots initiating the American Civil War were fired here. In the First World War, a large gun emplacement with two 12" (305 mm) guns was built inside the fort. In the Second World War, the fort was also armed with two 90 mm anti aircraft guns.

Nowadays, the fort is open to the public.

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