Battle of Fort Sumter

The first battle of the Civil War

Fort Sumter and its significance

The battle at Fort Sumter began on April 12, of 1861 in Charleston, South Carolina. It was on this day that General Beauregard of the CSA commanded his forces to fire on Major Robert Anderson and the union army. The next morning, April 13, Anderson and his forces surrendered the fort. This was a significant battle because it was a Confederate victory giving them a higher morale and more momentium going into the war.


  • Began April 12, 1861
  • Ended in a Confederate victory
  • First battle of the Civil war
  • First shots were fired by CSA
  • There were under 50 casualties, most of which were suffered by the North
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