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Fort Sumter National Monument

UPDATED: Fort Sumter National Monument Honored With 25-Cent Piece

Fort Sumter National Monument in South Carolina has been honored in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The coin’s reverse (tails) side depicts Sgt. William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships during a battle of the American Revolution.

Commemoration Of H.L. Hunley's Sinking Of USS Housatonic Coming To Fort Sumter National Monument

One-hundred-and-fifty years ago naval warfare history was marked when a Confederate submarine used a torpedo to sink the USS Housatonic in the waters near Fort Sumter. While that didn't mark a turning point in the Civil War, it did advance naval warfare.

Celebrate National Park Lighthouses On August 7, National Lighthouse Day

It's been nearly 225 years since Congress called for lighthouses "beacons, buoys and public piers" to be built for the safety of the public and seafarers. You can celebrate that occasion, which fell August 7, 1789, by visiting one of the many lighthouses across the National Park System.

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