Fort Sumter

The First Battle of the Civil War!

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The Significance of Fort Sumter

  • The battle began on April 12, 1861.
  • It is famous for being the site for the first shots fired of the Civil War.
  • The Union general was Major Robert Anderson and the Conferderate general was General P.G.T. Beauregard.
  • Had 0 deaths and less than 500 injuries.
  • Major Anderson surrendered on April 13.
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Abraham Lincoln

The 16th President of the United States. Had no votes from the South in the election of 1860. Lincoln was president of the Northern states during the Civil War.