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Battle at Fort Sumter
Updated: 4/17/2020
Battle at Fort Sumter
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  • What
  • September 17, 186222,717 total casualtiesUnion Losses- 11,650Confederate Losses- 9,300
  • Who
  • When
  • April 12, 1861
  • Antietam was the most bloodiest battle of the Civil War for the North. This battle started on September 17, 1862 and it only lasted one day. Antietam had a total of 22,717 casualties. Union had a total of 11,650 losses and the Confederate had a total of 9,300 losses.
  • Where
  • For the south General Robert E. Lee, and for the
  • Why
  • The battle occurred on April 12, 1861 and marked the first day of the Civil War.
  • Affect on War
  • The battle occurred at Fort Sumter, a sea fort along the bay of Charleston, South Carolina. This area was chosen by Confederacy because it was an important yet crucial target.
  • The Confederacy chose to attack Fort Sumter because South Carolina was on of the 7 states to immediately exit the country and the Charleston Harbor was a key monument and trade area for the Confederacy.
  • Even though there was no casualties from the battle of Fort Sumter, it was the start of Americas bloodiest war and was a key capture for the Confederacy. It was both a moment of fear and pride for many and greatly impacted the division of our nation.
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