On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1861

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter in South Carolina is attacked by the Confederacy, beginning the American Civil War

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The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, the first battle of the American Civil War
The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, the first battle of the American Civil War
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1861 Highlights

About April 12, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries