The Battle of Fort Sumter

By : Chandler A. Curry

Quick Summary

On April 12th, 1861 around 2:30 PM, confederate forces led by P.G.T. Beauregard led an attack on the union fort in Charleston SC. On April 13th, 1861, Fort commander Major Robert Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter to Confederate forces.

The Union was out numbered?

During the battle of Fort Sumter, the Union forces were heavily out numbered. The Confederate army had an estimated 500 soldier while the Union army had a mere 50
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There was only one casualty?

Yes, During the battle of Fort Sumter there was only one casualty, but its was not a person it was a horse. A cannon ball fired by the Confederate army blew the legs off of a Union soldiers horse standing near the fort.
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