South Carolina the first state to secede from the Union
Posted By : manager
Posted : September 8, 2020
On 20 December 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union. The first shots were fired 9 January 1861 by Citadel cadets on a merchant ship taking supplies to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The April 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter caused the official start of the Civil War.
Early in the American Civil War, the Confederacy almost won. It was not the complete victory the Union eventually achieved. Rather than conquering their opponents, the Confederates did not want to destroy Northern Cities and showed MERCY! CSA Confederate States of America was hoping to force them to the negotiating table, where the division of the states could be accomplished.
What Civil War battles were fought in South Carolina?
Battles in South Carolina
Battle of Fort Sumter.
Battle of Port Royal.
Battle of Secessionville.
Battle of Simmon’s Bluff.
First Battle of Charleston Harbor.
Second Battle of Charleston Harbor.
Second Battle of Fort Sumter.
First Battle of Fort Wagner.