The Battle of Fort Sumter

by: Andi, Christian, Collin, Jordan, Javin, and Julio.

The beginning

The battle began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard bombarded the fort.

The Battle

During the bombardment, the union tried bringing in a boat of supplies for the fighting soldiers but, the could not due to the boat being cut off my the Confederates. This was the first battle of the Civil War, and was started by the confederacy when they bombarded the fort. It was just outside of South Carolina at Charleston Harbor.

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The People

The Union general was Major Robert Anderson and the Confederate general was General P.G.T. Beauregard. There were about 80 Union soldiers and 500 Confederate soldiers.
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The end

The battle lasted 34 hours, and ended when Major Robert Anderson and 86 men surrendered on April 14 1861. There were 0 casualties, Confederate or Union. This win impacted the confederacy because it was the first battle and effected the spirit of the soldiers.

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