Battle of Fort Sumter
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At Fort Sumter...
In Charleston, South Carolina Fort Sumter is owned by the union.
Outside the Fort, along the Charleston waterfront, were five thousand Confederate soldiers with weapons.
If I surrender the fort, I would be giving up on my people
President Lincoln was forced with a hard decision...
Sir if we don't allow the food in, it will look bad on us, shall we let it in?
I kindly decline. Anderson has until 4 A.M. to surrender the fort or we fire upon it.
At 4 A.M. The next morning....
The Civil War began on April 12th, 1861 when the confederate opened fire on Fort Sumter.