Obviously, there will be no war if this bill passes—no one plans to fire on Fort Sumter, again.
Fort Sumter had fallen, and the president had called for seventy-five thousand men.
Heaviest and most pressing was the problem what to do with Fort Sumter.
But, if you'll excuse me, Colonel, it's a magazine we're trying to make go off—not the first gun at Fort Sumter.
On July 4, 1861, the land was aflame over the firing on Fort Sumter.
Five days after the fall of Fort Sumter the order came for the regiment to report with its six guns to Columbus.
Richard Anderson, the father of the defender of Fort Sumter.
The precautions were taken before Fort Sumter was fired on, as well as afterward.
For 34 hours, April 12 and 13, Fort Sumter was battered with shot and shell.
He said afterward that Fort Sumter was not desirable anyhow.
military installation in South Carolina, U.S., begun in 1827, named for U.S. Revolutionary War officer and Congressman Thomas Sumter (1734-1832), "The Carolina Gamecock." The family name is attested from 1206, from Old French sometier "driver of a pack horse."