Fort Sumter

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Fort Sumter is said to be haunted by a soldier’s ghost. On April 13, Union Army Major Robert Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederates. He ordered a final 100-gun salute to the Union flag, and on the 47th shot, a gun misfired and killed Union Soldier Daniel Hough. Since then, witnesses have seen the ghost of a Union soldier or smelling smoke and gunpowder. Interestingly, the Fort Sumter that Daniel Hough was saluting when he was killed developed a faded area that looks like a man’s face with a Union cap resembling Daniel Hough.

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1214 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
United States

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32.752364866156725, -79.87472748704022
Charleston County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Sullivans Island, SC (2.3 mi.)
Mount Pleasant, SC (3.0 mi.)
Charleston, SC (3.7 mi.)
Isle of Palms, SC (5.2 mi.)
Folly Beach, SC (7.7 mi.)
North Charleston, SC (12.2 mi.)
Shell Point, SC (13.7 mi.)
Hanahan, SC (14.3 mi.)
Kiawah Island, SC (15.8 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (18.3 mi.)

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