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Civil War battles in South Carolina

April 12, 1861
April 13, 1861
Beginning at 4:30 am on the 12th and continuing until the morning of the 13th, Confederate batteries along the shore of Charleston Harbor fire on Fort Sumter under the command of Major Robert Anderson. Anderson arranges a surrender with Texas Senator Louis Wigfall on the morning of the 13th. South Carolina
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Fort Sumter
  Edmund Ruffin
  Civil War Firsts
  Robert Anderson
November 4, 1861 U. S. Navy enters Port Royal Sound South Carolina
June 16, 1862 Battle of Secessionville
Battle of Fort Johnson

Brigadier General H. W. Benham [US] attacks forces under Brigadier General Nathan "Shanks" Evans near Charleston
South Carolina
July 10, 1863
July 11, 1863
Battle of Fort Wagner South Carolina
  Quincy A. Gillmore
  P. G. T. Beauregard
July 18, 1863 The 54th Massachusetts, comprised primarily of free blacks from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, attack Battery Wagner in Charleston Harbor, losing 30% of their men and forcing Quincey Gillmore to lay siege to the city. The film "Glory" is based on this action. South Carolina
  Quincy A. Gillmore
  Siege of Charleston
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