By Wesley Moody
On April 12, 1861, the long-simmering tensions among the yank North and South exploded as Southern troops within the seceding nation of South Carolina fired at the Federal forces at fortress Sumter in Charleston harbor. The conflict of citadel Sumter marked the outbreak of Civil struggle within the usa. The assault provoked outrage within the North, consolidated help for the newly inaugurated President Lincoln, and fueled the onset of the conflict that may devour and reshape the country.
In this concise narrative, Wesley Moody explores the lengthy historical past of tensions that bring about the occasions at fortress Sumter, the main points of the problem and conflict, the impression of fortress Sumter at the unfolding Civil warfare, and the battle's position in historic reminiscence. Supplemented via basic records together with newspaper insurance, first-person debts, letters, and govt files, and supported by way of a spouse web site, this booklet offers scholars with a nuanced figuring out of either the long term and fast origins of the yankee Civil War.
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The Battle of Fort Sumter: The First Shots of the American Civil War (Critical Moments in American History) by Wesley Moody