April 2018 Roundtable Meeting
“The First Shot of the Civil War”
Presented by David Beatty
Thursday, April 12, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Highlands Museum & Discovery Center
The first shot of the Civil War occurred in January 1861 by Citadel Cadets towards the Union supply ship “Star of the West.” The ship was coming into Charleston harbor to resupply Fort Sumter after South Carolina had recently seceded in December 1860. The “Star of the West” then turned around and went back to sea.
Our speaker will be longtime Ashland resident and Citadel graduate David Beatty.