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161st Anniversary of the Civil War

April 12, 2022 marks the 161st 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.”
https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Civil_War_Begins.htm

Learn more:
https://armyhistory.org/category/army-history-center/war-cat-4/