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Battle of Fort Sumter



The Battle of Fort Sumter took place on April 12, 1861, and it was the first battle of the Civil War. It began with a Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. The Rebels attacked because they felt that having the United States troops in their country would jeopardize their way of life. The Confederates were lead by Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. The Rebels used heavy artillery and cannons to level the walls. Then after two days of continuous bombardment, the Confederates left the fort in flames. Robert Anderson, who was the leader of the fort, surrendered on April 14, 1861.



Picture of Fort Sumter

Picture of the Battle of Fort Sumter

Picture of the Battle of Fort Sumter