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What Happened on April 14, 1861

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Fort Sumter

Formal Union surrender of Fort Sumter (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
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1861 Highlights

About April 14, 1861

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries