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Battle of Fort Sumter

Battle of Fort Sumter

Background of the Battle of Fort Sumter
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South Carolina was the first state to succeed from the Union, shortly after Lincoln's 1860 presidential victory.
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By February 1861, six more states had succeeded as well. Together they formed the Confederate States of America. In his inaugural address, President Lincoln pleaded for a restoration of national bonds, saying he would use force to retain possession of federal lands.