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Ft. Sumter was one of two US federal ports still held by the Union in the seceded South Carolina. On April 10, 1861 the Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard demanded the evacuation of Union troops. When the union refused, the Confederates attacked at 0430, signalling the start of a 4 year long bloody Civil War.

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Talk about winning a popularity contest! For the second year, Charleston famed for antebellum architecture and fine dining was ranked the No. 1 U.S. destination in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' ...