Federal batteries open a new bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort had already been reduced to rubble by this time, but the defenders still refuse to surrender.
In a five-day span, Federal batteries fire 2,961 rounds into Fort Sumter, but the Confederate defenders still refuse to surrender.
Confederate forces finally abandon Morris Island in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, after enduring relentless pressure for nearly two months. The Federals then look to capture Fort Sumter.
Federal forces continue bombarding the fortifications in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, in preparation for another infantry attack.
The Federal bombardment of Fort Sumter and Batteries Wagner and Gregg in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, temporarily halts.
Federals unleash the destructive cannon nicknamed the “Swamp Angel” on the people of Charleston, South Carolina, and Confederates object to waging war on civilians.