Civil War Begun!!! Fort Sumter Captured

April 19, 1861

Other headlines for this article are:  The Federal Capital in Danger, Thousands of Troops Mustering, The North United At Last. “Hostilities have for the present ceased, and victory belongs to South Carolina.  With the display of a flag of truce from the ramparts of Fort Sumter at half-past one o’clock the firing ceased, and an unconditional surrender was made.”