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S: The Battle of Fort Sumter

BC: Work Cited |,%252520Charleston%252520Harbor.jpg&w=500&h=316&ei=TzdqT7GII-6CsgLsxcWSCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=518&vpy=253&dur=3525&hovh=178&hovw=283&tx=130&ty=85&sig=105192606030045624235&page=2&tbnh=121&tbnw=191&start=17&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:17 "Civil War Trust." The Battle of Fort Sumter Summary & Facts. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. .,r:0,s:0

FC: The Battle of Fort Sumter | Dillan Krodle

1: What was the Civil War? | The Civil War was a battle between The Union (The North) and The Confederacy (The South). The War was mainly over slavery, slaves were really what held up the South's Economy. Farmers in the South used slaves on plantations, to help them pick cotton or do other tasks. The North elected Abraham Lincoln as president, and Abraham Lincoln was an abolitionist (someone that wants to do away with slavery) and if Abraham did away with slavery, the South's Economy would virtually be destroyed. The South couldn't let this happen so they seceded (or break away) from The Union and became The Confederate States of America. The Confederates took over Fort Sumter and said that it was theirs. Abraham didn't recognize this, he said that Fort Sumter still belonged to The Union, and that the South didn't break away from The Union, that they too were still part of The United Sates. This brought up The Battle of Fort Sumter. The Confederacy won that battle, even no one was killed. The North gave up, because they were running low on ammunition. The Battle of Fort Sumter started the Civil War. It was a long bloody war, Americans against Americans.

2: Where was the battle? | The Battle of Fort Sumter was fought in Charleston, South Carolina. Fort Sumter was actually on an island in Charleston Harbor.

3: When was the battle? | On April 10, 1861, General Beauregard in command of Confederate forces, marched his slue of troops into Fort Sumter. He demanded the surrender of the Union fort. They refused to surrender, so on April 12, 1861, Confederate forces opened fire on the fort. This started The Battle of Fort Sumter.

4: What was the outcome of the battle? | The Confederacy won this battle, because the Union was low on ammunition. The Union surrendered, even though no one was killed in this battle. The Battle of Fort Sumter was what led up to the Civil War.

5: Were there any famous people killed in this battle? | There wasn't a single person killed in this battle, so no famous people were killed, or any people at that.

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