On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter. Now a national monument, the fort is located on a small island just off of the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Go Historic ID
National Register ID
66000101 view NRHP data
Article Title
Fort Sumter National Monument

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Place ID
Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston, South Carolina
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 7, 2022