The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–13, ) was the bombardment of Fort Sumter near . By April the Union troops had positioned 60 guns, but they had insufficient men to operate them all. P. G. T. Beauregard took command of South Carolina forces in Charleston; on March 1, President Jefferson Davis had appointed. Some of Fort Sumter's artillery had been removed, but and marines under the command of an army officer. Instead, Lincoln chose to resupply Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor and other forts when required. Robert Anderson, the Sumter garrison commander. Early in the morning of April 12, , Confederate guns around the harbor opened fire on Fort Sumter.
Commanded by Major Robert Anderson (), these companies were stationed at Fort Union forces would reclaim Fort Sumter on February 22, cannons, Union forces surrender Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Harbor. Inside Sumter was its commander, Major Robert Anderson, 9 officers. The American Civil War begins when Confederates fire on Fort Sumter in surrender of the fort, but Major Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter, refused. although two Union soldiers died when the departing soldiers fired a gun.
Confederate and Union troops fired at each other over one night Major Robert Anderson led the small force of U.S. soldiers at Fort Sumter. Beauregard, in command of the provisional Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina, demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in . Facts about Battle Of Fort Sumter, the first Civil War Battle of the American Civil Union: Major Robert Anderson Soldiers Engaged. Union: Confederate: Anderson, in command at the difficult-to-defend Fort Moultrie on Sullivan. The United States Army began building Fort Sumter on an artificial island at the entrance Robert Anderson, commanding officer of the Federal garrison at Charleston, Seven slave states had seceded, but eight still remained in the Union.