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Battle of Fort Sumter

First battle of the civil war

Wyatt Harling

on 1 February 2013

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Battle of Fort Sumter By Wyatt Harling After 34 hours of fierce fighting the Union army surrendered. There were no casualties on either side. Only one mule was killed during the battle. One soldier died the next day during an accidental explosion. The Battle of Ft. Sumter took place on Apr. 12, 1864, at 4:30AM at Charleston Harbor, NC This battle is best known for being where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Mjr. Robert Anderson was in charge of the Union army at the fort. They were running low on food and ammunition. Pres Lincoln arranged for supplies to be sent to the fort. Brig. Gen. Beaureard decided to attack the fort while they were vulnerable. The battle lasted only 34 hours. Map When the forts flag was hit and fell to the ground a young lieutenant Herman Hall risked his life to pick up the flag and put it back up. Even though he lost this battle Major Anderson was considered a hero. The soldiers were given a hero's welcome when they returned home. The fighting went on all day and night . The Confederates fired alot more than the Union soldiers because they had so little ammunition, they were trying to make it last. When the fighting was over the fort was in shambles with everything burned down or damaged. One reason the south wanted to capture Ft Sumter was to keep the north from controlling trade at the harbor . There were only about 80-100 Union soldiers while the Confederates had somewhere around 300 troops. The Union tried several times to recapture the fort but never succeeded. Anderson went back to the fort in 1865 to put the flag back up. r Works Cited
"Civil War Trust." The Battle of Fort Sumter Summary & Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013. <http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fort-sumter.html?tab=facts>.
"Fort Sumter." Fort Sumter. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013. <http://ehistory.osu.edu/uscw/battleview.cfm?bid=18>.
"Fort Sumter." Nps. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013. <http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/sc001.htm>.
"Google Images." Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013. This is a picture of the flag after the battle. Major Anderson took it back north with him. The fort was a large fortification in the middle of the harbor's entrance and a little west of Ft Moultrie. It was named after a Brig Gen. who was a hero during Revolutionary War.
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