Battle for Fort Sumter

Key Factors  Battle

  • December 20, 1860 South Carolina succeeded from the Union
  • Mounting tensions
  • Union Army's move to from Ft Moultrie to Ft Sumter
  • Lack of supplies
  • April 11, 1861 Confederale commander Gen. Beauregard demanded surrender of the fort
  • Next morning attack began (34 hours)
  • April 13, 1861 Union Commander Maj. Anderson surrendered
  • No one was killed 
  • Prompted President Lincoln to call Union troop dispatch
  • 1st battle of the Civil War


 

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http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fort-sumter.html?tab=facts

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