Battle of Fort Sumter ends


"The Civil War - Episode One: The Cause (1861)" (Fort Sumter surrender at 49:30)

(Saturday, April 13, 1861, 2:00 p.m. ET) — After 34 hours of bombardment, Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, was forced to surrender to the Confederates, ending the Battle of Fort Sumter that opened The American Civil War.

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