Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

noun
a fort in SE South Carolina, in the harbor of Charleston: its bombardment by the Confederates opened the Civil War on April 12, 1861.
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Fort Sumter (ˈsʌmtə)
 
n
a fort in SE South Carolina, guarding Charleston Harbour. Its capture by Confederate forces (1861) was the first action of the Civil War

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Fort Sumter
military installation in South Carolina, U.S., named for U.S. Revolutionary War officer and Congressman Thomas Sumter (17341832), The Carolina Gamecock.
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