Military conflicts similar to or like Battle of Fort Sumter

The bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the South Carolina militia (the Confederate Army did not yet exist), and the return gunfire and subsequent surrender by the United States Army, that started the American Civil War. Wikipedia

  • Fort Sumter

    Sea fort built on an artificial island protecting Charleston, South Carolina, from naval invasion. Its origin dates to the War of 1812 when the British invaded Washington by sea. Wikipedia

  • Charleston, South Carolina

    Largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. Wikipedia

  • South Carolina College Cadets

    The South Carolina College Cadets were students at South Carolina College, now known as the University of South Carolina, who formed a militia company during antebellum South Carolina and during the Civil War to fight for the South. They offered their company three times for service in the Confederate army, but were denied each time by Governor Pickens. Wikipedia

  • Chronologically ordered list of events and issues which historians recognize as origins and causes of the American Civil War. These events are roughly divided into two periods: the first encompasses the gradual build-up over many decades of the numerous social, economic, and political issues that ultimately contributed to the war's outbreak, and the second encompasses the five-month span following the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States in 1860 and culminating in the capture of Fort Sumter in April 1861. Wikipedia

  • Charleston in the American Civil War

    Hotbed of secession at the start of the American Civil War and an important Atlantic Ocean port city for the fledgling Confederate States of America. The first shots against the Federal government were those fired there by cadets of the Citadel to stop a ship from resupplying the Federally held Fort Sumter. Wikipedia

  • Confederate States of America

    Unrecognized breakaway state in existence from February 8, 1861, to May 9, 1865, that fought against the United States of America during the American Civil War. The eleven states that seceded from the Union and formed the main part of the CSA were South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Wikipedia

  • History of South Carolina

    One of the original thirteen states of the United States. European exploration of the area began in April 1540, with the Hernando de Soto expedition, who unwittingly introduced new Eurasian diseases that decimated the local Native American populations, because they lacked immunity. Wikipedia

  • Origins of the American Civil War

    Historians debating the origins of the American Civil War focus on the reasons why seven Southern states (followed by four more after the onset of the war) declared their secession from the United States (the Union), why they united to form the Confederate States of America (simply known as the "Confederacy"), and why the North refused to let them go. While virtually all historians in the 21st century agree that conflicts over slavery caused the war, they disagree sharply regarding which kinds of conflict—ideological, economic, political, or social—were most important. Wikipedia

  • Floating Battery of Charleston Harbor

    Ironclad vessel that was constructed by the Confederacy in early 1861, a few months before the American Civil War ignited. Strategic naval artillery platform that took part in the bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12 and April 13, 1861, making it the first floating battery to engage in hostilities during the Civil War. Wikipedia

  • History of Charleston, South Carolina

    One of the longest and most diverse of any community in the United States, spanning hundreds of years of physical settlement beginning in 1670 through modern times. The leading city in the South from the colonial era to the Civil War The city grew wealthy through the export of rice and, later, sea island cotton and it was the base for many wealthy merchants and landowners. Wikipedia

  • South Carolina in the American Civil War

    The first state to secede from the Union in December 1860, and was one of the founding member states of the Confederacy in February 1861. Generally recognized as the first military engagement of the war. Wikipedia

  • Fort Moultrie

    Series of fortifications on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The first fort, formerly named Fort Sullivan, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina, as "The Palmetto State". Wikipedia

  • Robert Anderson (Civil War)

    United States Army officer during the American Civil War. The Union commander in the first battle of the American Civil War at Fort Sumter in April 1861; the Confederates bombarded the fort and forced its surrender to start the war. Wikipedia

  • American Civil War

    Civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America. The civil war began as a result of the unresolved controversy of the enslavement of black people in the southern states. Wikipedia

  • First Battle of Charleston Harbor

    Engagement near Charleston, South Carolina that took place April 7, 1863, during the American Civil War. Fleet of nine ironclad warships of the Union Navy, including seven monitors that were improved versions of the original. Wikipedia

  • Francis Wilkinson Pickens

    Political Democrat and Governor of South Carolina when that state became the first to secede from the United States. Born into the culture of the antebellum plantocracy. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Port Royal

    One of the earliest amphibious operations of the American Civil War, in which a United States Navy fleet and United States Army expeditionary force captured Port Royal Sound, South Carolina, between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina, on November 7, 1861. Guarded by two forts on opposite sides of the entrance, Fort Walker on Hilton Head Island to the south and Fort Beauregard on Phillip's Island to the north. Wikipedia

  • States Rights Gist

    Lawyer, a militia general in South Carolina, and a Confederate Army brigadier general who served during the American Civil War. Killed at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. Wikipedia

  • United States National Historical Park located in Charleston County, in coastal South Carolina. It mainly protects Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, the Charleston Light and Liberty Square, Charleston. Wikipedia

  • Second Battle of Charleston Harbor

    The Second Battle of Charleston Harbor, also known as the Siege of Charleston Harbor, Siege of Fort Wagner, or Battle of Morris Island, took place during the American Civil War in the late summer of 1863 between a combined U.S. Army/Navy force and the Confederate defenses of Charleston, South Carolina. After being repulsed twice trying to take Fort Wagner by storm, Maj. Gen. Quincy Adams Gillmore decided on a less costly approach and began laying siege to the fort. Wikipedia

  • Castle Pinckney

    Small masonry fortification constructed by the United States government, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina in 1810. Used very briefly as a prisoner-of-war camp and artillery position during the American Civil War. Wikipedia

  • James Chesnut Jr.

    American politician who served as a Deputy from South Carolina to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1862. He also served as a senior officer of the Confederate States Army in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Wikipedia

  • Charleston Arsenal

    United States Army arsenal facility in Charleston, South Carolina, seized by state militia at the outbreak of the American Civil War. Added to the National Register of Historic Places as Porter Military Academy. Wikipedia

  • Raising the Flag at Fort Sumter

    Ceremony—a newspaper called it a "performance"—that took place at Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday, April 14, 1865, four years almost to the day after the Fort Sumter Flag was lowered at the beginning of the American Civil War. General Lee had surrendered at Appomattox on Sunday, April 9. Wikipedia

  • Roswell S. Ripley

    Officer in the United States Army during the Mexican–American War and, despite being Northern-born, a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Also an author and a prosperous South Carolina businessman. Wikipedia

  • 1st South Carolina Rifle Regiment

    South Carolina infantry regiment that served in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. On 20 July 1861, James Lawrence Orr organized the First South Carolina Rifle Regiment at Sandy Springs. Wikipedia

  • Edwin Stanton

    American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War. Stanton's management helped organize the massive military resources of the North and guide the Union to victory. Wikipedia

  • P. G. T. Beauregard

    Confederate general officer who started the American Civil War by leading the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Commonly referred to as P. G. T. Beauregard, but he rarely used his first name as an adult. Wikipedia

  • Campaign of the Carolinas

    The final campaign conducted by the United States Army (Union Army) against the Confederate States Army in the Western Theater. On January 1, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman advanced north from Savannah, Georgia, through the Carolinas, with the intention of linking up with Union forces in Virginia. Wikipedia

  • Jefferson Davis

    American politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives before the American Civil War. Wikipedia


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