Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane recreates historical Civil War moment

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane sails past Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina, April 5, 2018. Harriet Lane’s crew fired a blank round in order to honor the 150th anniversary of when its predecessor of the same name fired the first naval shots of the Civil War.

The Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane fired across the bow of the merchant vessel Nashville when it attempted to enter Charleston Harbor without displaying the national flag.

The cutter Harriet Lane is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia.