Battle of Fort Sumter Online Exhibit

Explosion of the Gun Whilst Saluting the U.S. Flag

Illustration showing several men being thrown backwards as a cannon explodes.

Caption: Explosion of the Gun Whilst Saluting the U.S. Flag at Fort Sumter. From a sketch by B.S. Osborn, Special Correspondent of the "World."

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, May 4, 1861, page 405.

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Last Updated: April 17, 2012