Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Sumter” in chapter 2, page 48 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:

...Confederacy, and grandly inaugurates the march of glory on which she has entered. An interesting meeting took place between our party and the venerable Edmund Ruffin, who had against the walls of Fort Sumter fired the first defiant gun. He had come to this conflict with his eighty odd years weighing upon him, and his flowing white locks, to take part in this fight, encouraging our young men by his presen...
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