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Fort Sumter National Monument

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Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumter. The first shots of the Civil War were fired when the Confederate artillery opened fire on this federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.

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Runtime: 10 minutes 15 seconds

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