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Fort Sumter
Updated: 5/21/2020
Fort Sumter
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  • The Firing at Fort Sumter
  • April 12-13, 18610 total casualties
  • Who
  • Why
  • This battle were the first shots fired marking the beginning of the Civil War.
  • What
  • We surrender!!!
  • The Union had Commander Robert Anderson. The South had General P.G.T. Beauregard.
  • Where
  • Robert Anderson
  • P. G. T. Beauregard
  • The South wanted to establish some defense at the Charleston Harbor.
  • Results
  • 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.
  • This Fort belongs to the South.
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