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163rd Anniversary of the Civil War

April 12, 2024, marks the 163rd anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

“At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor. Less than 34 hours later, Union forces surrendered. Traditionally, this event has been used to mark the beginning of the Civil War.”

Source: United States Senate

Learn more:
The Army Historical Foundation: Civil War