Raising The White Flag

Fort Sumter

The Facts

  • April 12, 1961, union forces take cover in a fort in Charleston Sc.
  • The base takes heavy fire for 34 hours from the confederate army.
  • The base catches fire and it kept getting bigger.
  • They couldn't fight a fire and a war at the same time.
  • The union after a whole day of fighting surrender the base and are later evacuated.
  • First Battle of the war and the confederacy starts out 1-0