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Hours from the re-creation of the bombardment of Fort Sumter, re-enactors' tensions run high as Mark Silas Tackitt of Seattle, who plays Maj. Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter, has fort visitor Major Heros Von Borcke, who is dressed as Confederate sympathizer, tossed from the fort -- at musketpoint -- until he removed a Jefferson Davis button from his lapel, on Monday, April 11, 2011, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/The Post and Courier, Grace Beahm)
Photo by: Grace Beahm
Hours from the re-creation of the bombardment of Fort Sumter, re-enactors' tensions run high as Mark Silas Tackitt of Seattle, who plays Maj. Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter, has fort visitor Major Heros Von Borcke, who is dressed as Confederate sympathizer, tossed from the fort -- at musketpoint -- until he removed a Jefferson Davis button from his lapel, on Monday, April 11, 2011, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/The Post and Courier, Grace Beahm)

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