Confederate commander at Fort Sumter?
General PGT Beauregard.
the commander of fort Sumter was Robert Anderson
In April of 1861, Confederate forces in Charleston South Carolina, demanded that the commander of Fort Sumter surrender the fort. When Major Anderson, the fort commander, refused, the Confederate artillery began to bombard the fort. Anderson had little choice but to surrender to the Confederates.. This conflict soon led to the US Civil War.Based on the situation as described, the South would not provide food to a fort it intended to capture.
When Confederate forces began their bombardment of Fort Sumter, the commander of Southern forces was General PT Beauregard. The fort had no choice but to shortly surrender. The irony of this key battle was that the commander of Fort Sumter was Major Robert Anderson. While attending the USMA, West Point, Major Anderson had been one of General Beauregard's favorite instructors.