aint noody got time for that!
Lee M. Tigerman
The battle at Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC was technically what commenced the war and was the first battle of the Civil War. The Battle of Bull Run was some time later, near Washington D.C.
Fort Sumter was forced to surrender on April 13, 1861. At that time the Confederacy was led by provisional President Jefferson Davis.
It was the first battle of the Civil War, the first time shots were fired
Battle of fort Sumter- four years from the time of the evacuation of Fort Sumter it was "repossessed" by the government. The stragegy was a failed war strategy.
because the north was fighting the native americans at the same time that they were fighting the confederacy. so they had to split their army.
Well at the time Fort Sumter was attacked it was waiting for food and other nesseceties to be supplied by Washington D.C. so they were in no shape to fight the southerners.
President Abraham Lincoln was of the whole union at the time Major Robert Anderson was the leader of the union forces at fort Sumter.
It's a little more complicated than that. Fort Sumter sits in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. After the election of Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina seceded from the Union (the first to do so) and with six other states, created the Confederate States of America. Lincoln declared secession to be legally void, and maintained possession of federal property. Fort Sumter was a US fort; as such, it was a federal property. It was also inside the Confederacy. At the time that the "first battle of the Civil War" occurred at Fort Sumter, the fort was a "Union fort". The fort surrendered, however, and was held by the Confederacy throughout the duration of the war.
People there were Generals Grant and Lee, the Confederate and Union soldiers at that time.
He was trying to avoid creating a conflict. By sending supplies and letting them know that, they hoped that they would be able to re-supply the fort without a battle.