Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, which kicked off with the Battle for Fort Sumter. The battle began when confederate soldiers from Fort Johnson bombarded Fort Sumter, a piece of federal property in the Charleston, South Carolina harbor. In the end, Fort Sumter surrendered to the Confederates. In anticipation of Tuesday’s anniversary, enthusiasts from around the country have spent several years and thousands of dollars planning a reenactment of the Battle of Fort Sumter.
Douglas Bostick is the chairman of the First Shot Committee, which has been instrumental in organizing the Fort Sumter reenactment. And Lt. Col. Steve Riggs is a historical re-enactor who will be firing the first shot in the Battle of Fort Sumter Tuesday.