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  1. Fort Sumter: The First Battle of the Civil War
    The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, a federal fort in Charleston Harbor, on April 12, 1861, by Confederate forces.
  2. WebNov 8, 2009 · Fort Sumter, an island fortification located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, is most famous for being the site of the first battle of the American Civil War.

  3. WebCharleston Harbor, SC | Apr 12 - 14, 1861 The attack on Fort Sumter marked the official beginning of the American Civil War—a war that lasted four years, cost the lives of more than 620,000 Americans, and freed 3.9 …

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