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Fort Sumter

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Location type: Historical place
Location address: Charleston
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Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots that started the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. In 1966, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Fort Sumter was the site where the American Civil War officially began on 12 April 1861.

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