Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Sumter” in chapter 50 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
extremities of Confederate armies, etc.
vessels and officers of South Atlantic blockading Squadron, January, 1864.
On the 26th of October, 1863, General Gillmore opened fire upon Fort Sumter from his battery on Morris Island, his object being to complete the reduction of this work, drive out the garrison, and occupy it with Union troops.
This, as a matter of sentiment, might have been ...
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