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N 32° 45.14', W 79° 52.512'

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Fort Sumter's powder was stored in these specially constructed rooms in the corner (angle) of the gorge wall. Protecting gunpowder was critical; the gorge, at the rear of the fort, was considered a safe location. But Fort Sumter was designed to face the sea, and was vulnerable to attack from the land. When Confederate batteries bombarded the fort in April 1861, the resulting fire threatened the magazine, causing Major Robert Anderson to surrender rather than endanger his men.
Placed ByFort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 605369 N 3624390
Decimal Degrees32.75233333, -79.87520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.14', W 79° 52.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 8.40" N, 79° 52' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Unnamed Road, Charleston SC 29412, US
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