Fort Sumter


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Fort Sumter

(ˈsʌmtə)
n
(Placename) a fort in SE South Carolina, guarding Charleston Harbour. Its capture by Confederate forces (1861) was the first action of the Civil War
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Fort` Sum′ter


n.
a fort in SE South Carolina, in the harbor of Charleston: its bombardment by the Confederates opened the Civil War on April 12, 1861.
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The first shots in conflicts often start in places you've never heard of, like Fort Sumter for the US Civil War, shelling from the SMS Bodrog on the Danube for the First World War or the Gleiwitz incident for the Second World War.
In his 32 year career with the National Park Service, he worked at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, Petersburg National Battlefield, and Fort Sumter National Monument.
Fort Sumter, a half-hour boat trip into Charleston Harbour, is where the first shots in the Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861, when the Confederates started bombarding the Union-occupied fort.
1861: The American Civil War began with the siege of Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
1861: The American Civil War, between 23 northern states and 11 southern states, began with the siege of Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
1861: The American Civil War, a conflict between 23 northern states and 11 southern states, began with the siege of Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
A failure as a civilian as he had been in the peacetime frontier army, Grant sought to regain his regular commission following the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter. Disappointed, he settled for a colonelcy in the Illinois militia.
Objects span the history of the entire period, from a photographic print of Fort Sumter to a manuscript of the Thirteenth Amendment signed by Lincoln.
The civil war that began April 12, 1861 after rebel confederate forces began shelling Fort Sumter, in the harbour of Charleston, South Carolina, would go on for another two years and claim the lives of an estimated 620,000 to 750,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.
For example, Dwyer informs us that the day after the attack on Fort Sumter, Lincoln declared the seceding states to be in rebellion and called for 75,000 men to put down the rebellion.
A "conservative" historian of some repute not too long ago praised the righteous rising of the American people after Fort Sumter, Pearl Harbor, and September 11.
In 2008, a project between the National Park Service and the Warren Lasch Conservation Center (WLCC) of Clemson University Restoration Institute was initiated to develop a protocol for conservation treatment on a selected set of ordnance and metal architectural elements at South Carolina's Fort Sumter National Monument, to include Fort Moultrie.

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