Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Telegram Announcing the Surrender of Fort Sumter

"he first engagement of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter on April 12 and 13, 1861. After 34 hours of fighting, the Union surrendered the fort to the Confederates. Major Robert Anderson informed Secretary of War Simon Cameron of the surrender in this telegram, dated April 18..."
Fort Sumter

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