The Civil War The Civil War: Fort Sumter
The Civil War began at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861 at Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC. Details
Program: The Civil War
Episode: The Civil War: Fort Sumter
Confederate gunners fired on Ft. Sumter in Charleston, SC on April 12, 1861. Ft. Sumter fell 34 hours later. It was a bloodless opening to the bloodiest war in American history.
Premiere Date: 04/03/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
Production made possible by grants from General Motors Corporation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation
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