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Union Officer Recalls Lowering U.S. Flag at Ft. Sumter

April 13, 2010 |  1:45 am

April 13, 1910, Ft. Sumter

April 13, 1910: The Times marks the [Update: 49th -- I think a 100-year-old correction is some sort of record] 50th anniversary of the firing on Ft. Sumter by interviewing an officer who was there, Lt. Col. W.H. Hamner, a Virginian. The Times found Hamner playing billiards at the Ingraham Hotel and gave the following account, posted after the jump.

April 13, 1910, Ft. Sumter