Fort Sumter






This is a third grade lesson on Fort Sumter.

The nest day, the governor sent a envoy to Anderson, asking him politely to remove himself from that position.. Anderson refused to move.

Since Anderson refused to move and had broken the agreement between the Union and the state, the governor took action on his own.. He had all the area fort taken over, including Fort Moultrie.


Supplies at Fort Sumter were running low. Major Anderson sent word that the fort needed to be resupplied.Messengers from the Union arrived in Charleston on Monday April 8,1861. They were sent to inform the governor about the supply mission. Ships were dispatched to the fort with supplies.

On April 12, 1861 the first shots of the Civil War were fired on Fort Sumter. Later, on April 13 Anderson surrendered the fort.

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