This is a short video trailer of footage I shot while working on a documentary about reenactors and the 150th Commemoration of the civil war. It is a brief recap of the reenactment events as they occurred from April 12-14, 2011. Beginning at 4:30 a.m. on April 12, the Confederates bombarded the fort from artillery batteries surrounding the harbor. The Union garrison returned fire, but finally, after 34 hours, Major Anderson agreed to evacuate. There was no loss of life on either side as a direct result of this engagement, although a gun explosion during the surrender ceremonies on April 14 caused two Union deaths. All re-enactors were volunteers and this video is dedicated to them as a way to say thank you for their contribution to preserving and teaching us about our history as a Nation.

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