A look at some who played a role in the bombardment of Fort Sumter -
Brig. Gen. Johnson Hagood
A Citadel graduate, Hagood served from Sumter and, later, Secessionville -- the largest S.C. land battle -- to Second Bull Run and Cold Harbor and Petersburg, all in Virginia, to the Battle of Bentonville, N.C., at the war’s end. Hagood also commanded the Confederate troops at Fort Wagner, defeating Union. Col. Robert Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, later immortalized in the movie "Glory." After the battle, Hagood had Shaw buried with his troops in a mass grave, saying the African-American soldiers were fugitive slaves and the attack of the fort was a slave revolt led by Shaw. After the war, Johnson was a legislator, S.C. comptroller general and, from 1880 to 1882, S.C. governor, reopening The Citadel, his alma mater, in 1882. The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium is named in his honor.