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    Dale Smith, 60, of Johnsonville, S.C., holds a Confederate naval jack flag as he looks toward Fort Sumter from the Battery in downtown Charleston, S.C., after cannon were fired on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. (AP Photo/The State, C. Aluka Berry)


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    Conrad Wise Chapman’s “Fort Sumter, Interior, Sunrise, Dec. 9, 1863,” shows the defending battery in a shambles after a sustained Union artillery barrage.


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    Civil War re-enactors fire a 21-gun salute on Tuesday at Fort Johnson, near Fort Sumter, to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago in Charleston, S.C. (Associated Press)


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    Ernest Parks, a re-enactor from Company I, Massachusetts 54th Regiment, salutes after tossing a wreath into Charleston Harbor toward Fort Sumter (in background) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. (AP Photo/Post and Courier, Wade Spees)


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    Cannon blasts from Fort Johnson across Charleston Harbor toward Fort Sumter at daybreak on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in Charleston, S.C., signal the commemoration of the start of the Civil War 150 years ago. (AP Photo/Post and Courier, Wade Spees)


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    William Farley (second from left) fires a mortar at Fort Johnson, near Fort Sumter, in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)


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    Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago, is viewed from Fort Johnson in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)


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    Civil War re-enactors fire a 21-gun salute at Fort Johnson, near Fort Sumter, in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)


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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)


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