On this day: the raising of the flag over Fort Sumter

In February 1865, Union forces took Charleston, and recaptured Fort Sumter. On April 14, 1865, the same flag (above) that had been taken down four years before, was raised over the fort during a celebration of its recapture.


On the 14th of April, 1865, near the end of the American Civil War, a ceremony was held to once again raise the US flag over Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

‘This day, Friday, April 14, 1865, will be ever memorable for the formal restoration to its legitimate place of the first United States flag captured in battle during our long, but now happily closing civil war. In view of this circumstance, a brief sketch of the main facts concerning the glorious old fort, her defence and final surrender four years ago will be timely reading.’

Article published 14 April, 1965.

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View of the flag-raising over Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, South Carolina, April 14, 1865, with the arrival of Major General Robert Anderson and guests.

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