Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, and the Civil War
1. Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie was a fort located on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina. It was named after General Moultrie who defended the fort during the American Revolution. The fort was built to protect Charleston from naval attacks.
2. Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter is a fort located in Charleston, South Carolina. It was named after General Sumter who fought in the American Revolution. The fort was built to protect the city of Charleston from land attacks.
3. Civil War
The Civil War was a war fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. The war began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter. The war ended on April 9, 1865, with the surrender of the Confederate Army.
4. Confederate Navy
The Confederate Navy was the naval force of the Confederate States of America. The navy’s primary mission was to defend the Confederacy’s coastline and protect its commerce from Union blockade.
Robert Anderson was a United States Army officer who served as the commander of Fort Sumter during the Civil War. He was born in Kentucky and graduated from West Point in 1825. Anderson served in the Mexican-American War and the Seminole Wars before being assigned to Fort Sumter in 1860.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. He was born in Kentucky and raised in Illinois. Lincoln served in the Illinois legislature and as a member of the United States House of Representatives before being elected president in 1860. He is best known for his leadership during the American Civil War and his Emancipation Proclamation, which led to the abolition of slavery in the United States.
7. Star of the West
The Star of the West was a merchant ship that was chartered by the U.S. government to deliver supplies and reinforcements to Fort Sumter in January 1861, during the Civil War. The ship was fired upon by Confederate forces as it entered Charleston Harbor, and it turned back toward New York City without landing at the fort.