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The battle of Fort Sumter has an interesting story behind it. The two generals fighting in it were student and teacher General Pierre Gustav Toutant Beauregard (the student) attacked the teacher Major general Robert Anderson. Neither one wanted to attack the other but it was both of their duties to do so. The actual battle began at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861. It is the first shots (more like cannons) fired of the Civil War. The man who said the order was Edmund E. Ruffin. PGT Beauregard asked Maj. Anderson to surrender the fort but he couldn't. There were no causualties(deaths) except for a Confederate horse. The actual building suffered minimal damage in this battle for the walls of the fort were 10 feet thick. The battle lasted 34 hours and 3,000 cannonballs were fired.

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Fort Sumter marked the first battle of the Civil War. States had already begun seceding from the Union. The Union troops surrendered by raising a white handkerchief.

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