State to Mark Civil War Anniversary With Cannon

Today is the 150th anniversary of the beginning.

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Cannons will be sounding off outside the state Capitol on Tuesday to commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

Today is the anniversary of the day the bloody, four-year war opened with Confederate artillery firing on Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12, 1861.

Fort Sumter is holding a commemorate firing at 7 a.m. Shots will be fired by Connecticut's artillery at 8 a.m. in what organizers say is the only northern response.

More than 40 infantry re-enactors are taking part in the ceremony. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to deliver remarks before ordering the firing of 10 cannon on the Capitol's north lawn.

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