Event Summary

Beginnning of the military conflict of the Civil War

Date

April 12, 1861

Description

Union facilities at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, fired upon by Confederate troops; begins the military conflict; naval officer ranks split into Unionists and Confederates; Confederacy´┐Żs naval efforts led by Stephen R. Mallory and James D. Bullock

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

657