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The Civil War

Fort Sumter

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 35s

Confederate gunners fired on Ft. Sumter in Charleston, SC on April 12, 1861. Ft. Sumter fell 34 hours later. It was a bloodless opening to the bloodiest war in American history.

Aired: 04/03/11

Rating: NR

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