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        Civil War Battles: Fort Sumter | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        View images of the battle of Fort sumter and ruins of the fort, which Confederate forces took. The Battle of Fort Sumter took place on April 12, 1861, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is considered to be the site of the first shots fired during the war. After Abraham Lincoln was elected to the presidency, southern states attempted to secede from the Union in protest over what they saw as a threat to states’ rights, particularly in the opposition the new president and northern states had to slavery. 

        Confederates Fire on Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Confederate batteries fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, April 12, 1861.

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        The Sea Face Of Fort Sumter, Showing Broken Guns, Shot, And More | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Image of a man seated on a cannon, amid rocks, at Fort Sumter.

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