5h 56min, apr 15, 1861 y - The Battle of Fort Sumter
With secession, several federal forts, including Fort Sumter in South Carolina, suddenly became outposts in a foreign land
Abraham Lincoln made the decision to send supplies to the garrisons.
April 12, 1861, Confederate warships turned back the supply convoy to Fort Sumter
opened a 34-hour bombardment on the stronghold
garrison surrendered on April 14
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