Bombardment of Fort Sumter

HK-11B · 1861

Year 1861
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Weight
Diameter 34 mm
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Reference HK-11B

A battle scene on the obverse depicts exploding bombs and smoke as Fort Sumter is attacked by the South Carolina Rebels, the initial engagement of the Civil War. Reverse legend elaborates on how 75 men in the fort held off 8,000 Southern Confederate Rebels for 30 hours.

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1860