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  1. The Battle of Fort Sumter Elise McMahan

  2. When And Where • April 12, 1861 • Charleston, South Carolina USA • Fort Sumter stood on an island in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

  3. Interesting facts • Fort Sumter was the first battle in the civil war. • It Lasted thirty four hours. • It was Called the "Bloodless War" because nobody died. • Man-made island in Charleston Harbor, located in South Carolina • Shaped like a pentagon. • The bombardment of Fort Sumter took place April 12th and April 13th in 1861. • It was most famous for being the site of the first shot fired in the Civil War.

  4. Fort Sumter Surrenders • U.S. Major Robert Anderson occupied the unfinished fort in December 1860 following South Carolina’s secession from the Union. • When President Abraham Lincoln announced plans to resupply the fort, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard bombarded Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. • After a 34-hour exchange of artillery fire, Anderson and 86 soldiers surrendered the fort on April 13. • Confederate troops then occupied Fort Sumter for nearly four years, resisting several bombardments by Union forces before abandoning the garrison prior to William T. Sherman’s capture of Charleston in February 1865.

  5. Your quiz

  6. 1. What shape was the fort in? • A. square • B. triangle • C. pentagon • D. circle

  7. 2. Who occupied the unfinished fort during the battle? • A. U.S. Major Robert Anderson • B. Confederate P.G.T.Beauregard.

  8. 3. What month and year did it take place? • A. November, 1870 • B. February, 1901 • C. July, 1776 • D. April, 1861

  9. Recourses • World Book Encyclopedia • Wikipedia