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What Happened on April 13, 1861

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Fort Sumter

After 34 hours of bombardment, Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates (US 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

1861 Highlights

About April 13, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries