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In Charleston Harbor, General Robert Anderson re-hoists the United States flag over Fort Sumter

Preparations for the Flag Raising Ceremony at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, April 14, 1865, detail
04/14/1865
Fort Sumter had capitulated on February 22, 1865 and three weeks later an elaborate ceremony in Charleston Harbor, in the early afternoon, saw the raising of the United States national flag over its defenses almost four years to the day that it was hauled down at the start of the war.  Raising it on the flagpole was Major (now General) Robert Anderson, who commanded the garrison in 1861.  Thousands attended, including scores of military, civilian, and religious dignitaries. Henry Ward Beecher was the main speaker. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Fort Sumter; Restoration of the Stars and Stripes. Solemn and Impressive Ceremonies..." New York Times, April 18, 1865, p. 1.  
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