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Fort Sumter

Shelling of Fort Sumter, South Carolina
Fort Sumter:
In April 1601, our cast from Charleston meets at a harbor bistro to watch and toast the shelling of the recently built Fort Sumter by the new Confederate forces. Toasting each hit while dreaming of rapid victory and return to the great days of the south as an independent confederacy. Here the reader meets Caesar, an old crippled, colored servant, who works in the bistro. They unwillingly give this old man the will to escape and eventually join the Negro regiment in Detroit (more on this later). Read More 
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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Shakley
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
A secondary venue at the beginning of book 7 is Charleston, South Carolina where a group of wealthy slaveholders meets to discuss policy at direct odds with northern abolitionists in Detroit. The thread between these two poles is the notorious, one-eyed, Fillmore P. Shakley, former runaway slave catcher turned black marketer and purveyor of all things illegal, immoral, and profitable. Read More 
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