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    over 618,000 people. The Battle of Fort Sumter was a battle over politics between the North and the South. The event of the battle of Fort Sumter all started when Abraham Lincoln was elected, but before that he was inaugurated the 16th President of the United States. Today Fort Sumter is a museum, but before that happened there was a battle; a battle that started with politics. On November 15, 1860, President of the United States ,James Buchanan, called together his Cabinet telling them that the South Carolina Governor ,William Gist, was demanding that the Federal Government give up the forts located in Charleston Harbor. Two of the cabinet…

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    The Battle Of Fort Sumter

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    1. The Battle of Fort Sumter took place on April 12, 1861 near Charleston, South Carolina. The Confederate Army invaded Fort Sumter with 500 soldiers and ending up facing only eighty Union Soldiers. At the end of the battle, there were no deaths or casualties but it did signify the start of the Civil War. 2. Being the first battle to involve any casualties, the First Battle of Bull Run took place July 21, 1861 in Manassas, Virginia. This battle resulted in a win for the Confederate Army…

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    Anna Miller and I built a model of Fort Sumter. In this paper I will be going into depth about Fort Sumter and some of its facts. Fort Sumter was first built is the wake of the war of 1812 for defence purposes. Which sadly highlighted the United States lack of strong coastal defenses. Fort Sumter was named after the Revolutionary War general Thomas Sumter. One fact is that Fort Sumter was one of nearly 50 forts built as part of a coastal defense program that was made in 1817. The placement of…

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    On April 13 1861, the Home News Extra in Marietta, Ohio published terrible news re what was happening at Fort Sumter. The paper wrote about the fleet entering into the harbour for reinforcing Major Anderson. Battles continued to rage and Fort Sumter’s roof was set on fire. Major Anderson stopped firing to try to extinguish the fire. War vessels could not go in due to the ebbing tide and the Fort Moultrie was disabled. The fort burnt the whole night and these but calmly Lincoln received these…

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    “St. Thomas Aquinas identifies three criteria for a just war. First, a war must be waged by a legitimate authority. Second, a war must have a just cause. Third, a war must have the right intentions. (P. 139) In order for a war to be waged by a legitimate authority, it must serve the common good, not just private interests and agendas. (P. 138) In order for a war to have just cause, it must include: protecting citizens from hostile or violent behavior, restoring rights that have been taken away…

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    Fort Sumter Importance

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    know where the first battle in the Civil War was located? That first battle was located at Fort Sumter, and was one of the most historic battles to ever happen on U.S. soil. Fort Sumter is located in South Carolina, which was a very important place to win because the state was undecided on which side to choose in the conflict. Many people do not realize the importance of this battle, and the conflicts leading up to it. Due to the major conflicts Fort Sumter brought it was definite the American…

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    Fort Sumter is on an island in South Carolina and the primary intention was to protect the Charleston Harbor. I believe that the The Fort Sumter Battle is the most essential because it was known as the first battle that sparked the Civil War. The reason for this battle was because numerous southern states had left the Union to create their own. Many southern states including, South Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas, and Florida had left the Union and created their own. As time went on, they made…

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    Protestant churches who often tied themselves with matters of the state, and this stayed at the heart of who the Southerners wanted their new nation to be. When the Civil War started, the Southerners also looked to their religious leaders to help guide them through a difficult time, filled with heavy losses. Also, Christian ministers began to preach about God’s plan for the Civil War, making their battle into more of a Crusade to…

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    Even though it was a draw he showed that the Union was willing to fight. February of 1862 he was able to capture two major forts of the Confederate in Tennessee Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. These were the first major victories for the Union and he was promoted to a major general. Grant was in high spirits until the battle of Shiloh. That Battle of Shiloh happened on April 6, 1862, Confederate soldiers under the leadership of General Albert Sidney Johnston. The Confederates pour out from the…

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    Essay 1: Fort Sumter I visited Fort Sumter on June 27 with my family and my mother’s friend, Mollie. Fort Sumter is the main reason that Charleston is considered such a historical city. The fort was under Union control when South Carolina seceded from the union. The battle for its possession led to the first shots of the Civil War. The first battle of the Civil War began at 4:30 AM on April 12, 1861. Nine hours earlier, the Confederates had sent an envoy to Fort Sumter. The envoy told General…

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