Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter. In 1966, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Fort Sumter National Monument
... Fort Sumter National Monument encompasses three sites in Charleston the original Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and the Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island ... Access to Fort Sumter itself is by a 30 minute ferry ride from the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center or Patriots Point ... the North and South that led to the incidents at Fort Sumter ...
Siege Artillery In The American Civil War - Use of Siege Artillery During The American Civil War - Campaign Against Charleston Harbor - Bombardment of Fort Sumter
... Work on most of the batteries for the pieces that were to bombard Fort Sumter was completed by August 16, 1863, and firing began the next day ... By August 23, Fort Sumter was a ruin. 5,009 projectiles had been fired, with about half striking the fort ...
Second Battle Of Fort Sumter
... The Second Battle of Fort Sumter was fought on September 8, 1863, in Charleston Harbor ... commanded the defenses of Charleston and captured Fort Sumter in the first battle of the war, was in overall command of the defenders ...
Samuel W. Ferguson - Civil War Service
... Robert Anderson at Fort Sumter, raised the first Confederate flag, and posted the first guards at Fort Sumter ... After the battle at Fort Sumter Ferguson was sent to deliver the first Confederate standard flown that was struck by an enemy shot to the Provisional Confederate ...
Louis Wigfall - Civil War - A New Nation To Serve
... to the start of hostilities, Wigfall advocated an attack on Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens in Florida to prompt Virginia and other upper southern states to join the Confederacy ... He arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, as the siege of Fort Sumter commenced ... happy person I see." While serving as an aide to General Beauregard during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and without authorization, he rowed a skiff out to the ...

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