Asked in US Civil War
The US Civil War started with the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter?
November 08, 2015 7:34PM
In actuality, the Battle of Fort Sumter in April of 1861 is classified as an act of rebellion and or treason. The US Supreme Court ruled that the actual "war" began in July of 1861, when US President Lincoln addressed Congress to ask for more men and supplies to put down the Southern rebellion. As for the Confederacy, their Congress and Jefferson Davis made the statement in May of 1861 that the Confederacy and the United States were in fact now (meaning May ) at war with with the US.
November 08, 2015 7:27PM
At 4:30 a.m., on April 12, 1861, Confederates under Gen. Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina and the US Civil War begins.