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South Carolina seizes the U.S. Customs House and the U.S. Post Office buildings in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, 1857, zoomable map
12/28/1860
The United States Customs House and the United States Post Office in Charleston, South Carolina were commandeered in the name of the newly seceded Commonwealth of South Carolina, the U.S. flag replaced by the state's "Palmetto Flag." (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861 (New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1887), 116. 

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