CHARLESTON, SC - CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Fort Sumter has its place in history, but how it earned that spot will be the subject of a lecture on the South Carolina coast.
A lecture at nearby Fort Moultrie on Saturday discusses building the fort in Charleston Harbor - a project that took more than three decades.
The talk at the Moultrie visitor center discusses design aspects of Sumter and why it took so long for workers, who included slaves, to build the fort.
Fort Moultrie is on Sullivans Island. Confederate guns from Moultrie fired at Union forces on Sumter as the war began.
Fort Sumter National Park Site: http://www.nps.gov/fosu/index.htm