The Importance Of Fort Sumter

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By April 12th, there were only two lasting United States forts left in confederate territory. One of which is called Fort Sumter which was under command by Major Robert Anderson. The fort was running low on food and water. They were surrounded by enemy territory and had no way to resupply. President Lincoln began to worry. The fort was already on half-rations. There was no way to escape through the mainland because the confederates were already there under General Pierre Beauregard. Lincoln was not sure what to do in this situation. All throughout the south the confederates were seizing federal property and using it as their own including forts. Jefferson Davis didn’t want a place for union troops to resupply in the middle of the charleston
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