Title: Article About the Attack on Fort Sumter
Source: Goodhue County Republican
Description: When Fort Sumter was attacked, signaling the start of the Civil War, the Goodhue County Republican in Red Wing published this account of the event.
- This article was published about a week after the events at Fort Sumter. Why would it have taken so long for the news to travel?
- What sources could we find that would help us see different perspectives on the battle at Fort Sumter?
- The article states "thousands of persons line the shores to witness the attack." Why do you think this would be?
- Why do you think Major Anderson would decide to wait until his supplies were exhausted before surrendering if his defeat looked unavoidable?