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    Fort Sumter.  With secession, several Federal forts suddenly became outposts in an enemy nation.  While Lincoln refused to be the first to fire a shot in the coming war, he also refused to surrender the forts.  Nevertheless, his decision to resupply Fort Sumter, South Carolina (and Fort Pickens in Florida) was an intolerable offense to the Confederate nation's sovereignty. Southern warships filled Charleston Harbor and, at 4:30 A.M. on April 12, fired the first shot of the Civil War.  The supply expedition never reached the fort. 

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    Fort Sumter.  With secession, several Federal forts suddenly became outposts in an enemy nation.  While Lincoln refused to be the first to fire a shot in the coming war, he also refused to surrender the forts.  Nevertheless, his decision to resupply Fort Sumter, South Carolina (and Fort Pickens in Florida) was an intolerable offense to the Confederate nation's sovereignty. Southern warships filled Charleston Harbor and, at 4:30 A.M. on April 12, fired the first shot of the Civil War.  The supply expedition never reached the fort. 

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