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1861 - In Charleston Harbor, Union Major Robert Anderson and 76 of his men surrended Fort Sumter to the Confederates under General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. The first engagement of the war ended in a Rebel victory.

1861 - The postmaster-general of the Confederate States of America ordered local postmasters to return their U.S. stamps to Washington, DC.


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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard. Not half of them get there."
- Abraham Lincoln