Fort Sumter


noun
  1. a fort in SE South Carolina, in the harbor of Charleston: its bombardment by the Confederates opened the Civil War on April 12, 1861.

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How to use Fort Sumter in a sentence

  • A fleet of ironclads had been prepared, with the special object in view of recapturing Fort Sumter.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • The first intimation that the latter received was an order to go to Fort Sumter in twenty minutes.

    The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
  • He received his commission as lieutenant on the 19th of April, 1861, a few days before Fort Sumter was fired upon.

    The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
  • The progress of opinion was rapid and decisive, preparing for the bloody conflict which commenced with the attack on Fort Sumter.

British Dictionary definitions for Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

/ (ˈsʌmtə) /


noun
  1. a fort in SE South Carolina, guarding Charleston Harbour. Its capture by Confederate forces (1861) was the first action of the Civil War

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