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Fort Sumter Surrender
April 14, 2011 A ceremony portraying the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate troops takes place Thursday at Fort Sumter.
A ceremony re-enacting the surrender of Fort Sumter from Union to Confederate troops took place Thursday at Fort Sumter. One hundred and fifty years ago, U.S. Army Maj. Robert Anderson and his men formally surrendered the fort to Confederate troops following the first battle of the Civil War.