Fort Sumter

First Battle of the Civil War

Signifigance of Fort Sumter

The Battle of Fort Sumter started on April 12, 1861 and ended on April 14, 1861. The battle was in Charelston County South Carolina. The battle started because General Beureguard commanded his troops to fire on Major Robert Anderson and the Union army, the very next day Anderson surrendered the fort. This battle was a confederate victory, which gave the south confidence going into the war.

Fort Sumter Facts

  1. Their were no death on either side during the battle.
  2. The confederates had 500 soldiers and the union onl had 85.
  3. The fort sumter flag polewas knocked down on April 13 and 1PM.
  4. After the battle northerners rallied behind Lincoln for his call to send troops to recapture the fort to preserve the union.
  5. The charleston Harbor was completeley in confederates hands for the entire war after the battle.
  6. on April 12, 1861 general Beaureguard ordered Anderson to surrender the fort but he refused; the civil was begins


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