The Fort Sumter and Charleston harbor and the battle took place in south Carolina. Because of the union would not recapture Fort Sumter for nearly four years. And the election of Abraham Lincoln on November ,1860 brought to a head the issue of slavery in the united states.
I research on the Fort Sumter and what happened .
Lincoln administration soght not to provoke armed conflict but refused to surrender federallinstations to the confederates. At 2:30PM on Apirl 13th major Robert Anderson, garrison commander, surrendered the fort and was evacuated the next day.
Instead Lincoln chose to resupply Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor and other Fort when required. That Lincoln chose resupply Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor because another Fortwhen required one attempt to resupply Sumter took place in January but the ships where turned away by Rebel guns.
When South Carolina seceded from the union on December 20, 1860 united states Maj.Roberta Anderson and his force of 85 soldiers were positioned at Fort Moulton near the mouth of Charleston harbor.
Just after the inauguration of president Abraham Lincoln on march 4, 1861 Anderson reported that he had only six week supply of food left in the Fort and confederate patience for a foreign force in it´s territory was wearing thin.
That the firing continued all day Although much less rapidly since the union fired Aimed to conserve ammunition. The carry their tattered banner the men marched out of the Fort and boarded a boat that ferried them to the union ships outside the harbor. They were greeted as heroes on their return to the north.