This battle were the first shots fired marking the beginning of the Civil War.
The Union had Commander Robert Anderson. The South had General P.G.T. Beauregard.
P. G. T. Beauregard
The South wanted to establish some defense at the Charleston Harbor.
General Beauregard wouldn't stop bombing until the North surrenders, and after 34 hours of cannon blasts the North surrenders.
Fort Sumter is an island fortification located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard bombarded Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, kicking off the Battle of Fort Sumter. After a 34-hour exchange of artillery fire, Anderson and 86 soldiers surrendered the fort on April 13.