A civil sesquicentennial

Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of South Carolina’s secession from the Union. Charleston’s place as the setting of that historic event and of the fateful firing on Fort Sumter less than five months later forever mark this city as center stage for the Civil War’s start.

And as our community, state and nation mark the sesquicentennial of disunion Monday, we start a four-plus-year process of solemn, insightful reflection on our nation’s deadliest conflict.

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