Civil Morning: Today in the War
April 12, 1861 - The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
April 12, 1862 - The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurs, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).
April 12, 1864 - The Fort Pillow massacre: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
April 12, 1865 - Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.