one condition for surrendering the fort was a 100-gun salute
to the U.S. flag.
during the salute a pile of cartridges blew up from a spark, killing
one soldier and seriously injuring the rest of the gun crew.
§The salute was stopped at fifty shots.
§Anderson lowered the Fort Sumter Flag
and took it with him to the North, where it became a widely known
symbol of the battle and a rallying point
for Union supporters.