What Happened at Fort Sumter?
In 1861, the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the American Civil War. Union troops surrendered after 36 hours of fierce battle. The controversial election of Abraham Lincoln, the contentious issue of slavery, and the South's demand for states' rights all factored into this momentous event. This book delves into other key moments of the war that followed. A detailed timeline, historical paintings, and primary sources bring to life the historic conflict that divided a country.