Fort SumterFort Sum·ter
Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.
Fort Sumter is defined as the location in Charleston, South Carolina where the first battle of the Civil War began on April 12, 1861.
An example of Fort Sumter is the historical site where visitors can learn about the role of the Confederate troops in the Civil War.
fort in Charleston harbor, S.C., where Confederate troops fired the first shots of the Civil War (April 12, 1861)
Origin of Fort Sumterafter General T. Sumter (1734-1832)