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Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Civil War: Fort Sumter

Bombardment of Fort Sumter

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In April of 1861, the newly-developed Confederacy demanded the evacuation of the Federal Fort Sumter. When this demand was refused, the South's batteries opened fire, forcing a Union surrender.

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