Flag bearers at the Ohio Statehouse mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Sunday, April 10, 2011. Commemorations across the country heralded the sesquicentennial of America's bloodiest conflict.
The United States, South Carolina and Confederate flags fly on Johns Island, S.C., on March 25, 2011, near where the Battle of Charleston is re-enacted each year.
Thomas Mark wears a replica of a Jefferson Davis button on his re-enactor costume as he takes a tour boat to visit Fort Sumter Monday, April 11, 2011 in Charleston, S.C.
The lights shine at Fort Sumter at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired in Charleston, S.C.
William McCaskill, 10, left, and his brother Alex McCaskill, 7,of Lugoff, S.C., gather at White Point Garden near Fort Sumter Tuesday, April 12, 2011, for a candlelight sunrise concert to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired in Charleston, S.C.
Civil War re-enactors gather at White Point Garden near Fort Sumter, S.C. The ceremony begins the four-year national commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
A Civil War reenactor.
Civil War re-enactors in Charleston mark sunrise.
William Farley, second from left, fires a mortar at Fort Johnson, near Fort Sumter, to commemorate the moment the first shot of the Civil War was fired 150 years ago - a shot fired by Lt. Henry Farley.
A re-enactor stands by one of the giant cannons used during the Civil War to pound Fort Sumter April 9, 2011, at Fort Moultrie in Charleston, S.C.
Confederate re-enactors take a break during events marking the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States, April 9, 2011 at Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina.
Re-enactor Mark Silas Tackitt of Seattle, Wash., portrays Maj. Robert Anderson, the commander of Fort Sumter, as he speaks with reporters at the fort in Charleston Harbor, Monday, April 11, 2011.
Confederate re-enactors walk past a gun at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island, S.C., Monday, April 11, 2011.
A re-enactor camp at Fort Moultrie. More than 300 re-enactors are participating in the weekend's events.
Confederate re-enactors march during a demonstration at Fort Moultrie, April 9, 2011.
Rifles belonging to Confederate re-enactors are stacked during a demonstration April 9, 2011 at Fort Moultrie in Charleston.
A Confederate re-enactor looks on in a camp at Fort Moultrie in Charleston, April 9, 2011.
Does it take daguerreotypes? A Confederate re-enactor uses a digital camera at Fort Moultrie, April 9, 2011.
A scene worthy of Bill Mauldin, at Fort Moultrie.
Confederate re-enactors ready a giant Civil War canon April 9, 2011 at Fort Moultrie.
Confederate re-enactors fire a cannon during a display April 9, 2011 at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Confederate re-enactors muster at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island on Monday, April 11, 2011.
Chris Brang with the 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment Company H works with a gun crew stationed at Fort Sumter Monday, April 11, 2011 as they practice drills.
Jacob Borror shares a grit cake with his father Matt Borror as they serve in the United States Army guarding Fort Sumter, Monday, April 11, 2011 in Charleston, S.C.
Re-enactors Heather Kenney and her husband Thomas Mark of Winchester, Va., enjoy the breeze as they take a tour boat to Fort Sumter Monday April 11, 2011 in Charleston, S.C.
Hours from the bombardment of Fort Sumter, re-enactors' tensions run high, as Major Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter (alias Mark Silas Tackitt of Seattle) has fort visitor Major Heros Von Borcke, who is dressed as a Confederate sympathizer, removed at musketpoint from the fort Monday - until he removed a Jefferson Davis button from his lapel.
At an Atlanta commemoration of the Battle of Atlanta, City Council member Michael Julian Bond holds a slavery shackle and a piece of cotton passed around at a ceremony to dedicate a Civil War marker, Monday, April 11, 2011.
An American flag stands outside Historic Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola Beach, Fla., on Monday, April 4, 2011. Dale Cox, the unofficial historian for the Florida Panhandle chapter of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, wrote on his blog that he considers the Pensacola shot - when U.S. Army guards repelled a group of Confederate agitators on Jan. 8, 1861 - to be the first of the Civil War.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns looks at a book of Civil War draft records during a news conference at the National Archives in Washington, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. The genealogy site Ancestry.com is making the newly digitized Civil War records available online.
Drummers play a fast-paced beat at the Ohio Statehouse lawn to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Sunday, April 10, 2011.
A President Lincoln re-enactor walks to the podium at the Ohio Statehouse lawn, Sunday, April 10, 2011.
A different rebellion altogether - Civil War re-enactors are joined by "Star Wars" fans in costume, at the Ohio Statehouse lawn, marking the 150th anniversary of a rebellion a long time ago, and not very far away at all.