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Why was Sumter an important fort?


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April 07, 2014 10:40AM

Fort Sumter was militarily important because it dominated the access to Charleston's port and roads.

It rose also to a political importance because, after the Secession, the Confederacy didn't accept any Union stronghold or military structure within its boundary lines and claimed it had to be evacuated by its Federal garrison.