Battle of Fort Sumter
Updated: 4/5/2021
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.