Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina, USA
Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles of the American Civil War.
Where the American Civil War Began. Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. Much More than Brick and Mortar, learn about where the American Civil War began and Fort Sumter’s role as a National Park Site from Park Rangers and visitors.
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