On April 12, 1861, the first shots of the civil war were fired as confederate forces opened up on Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
It was a battle without casualties. At least, at the moment that the Union Surrendered to Confederate General Beauregard, no one had died.
As the Stars and Stripes were lowered, a one-hundred-gun salute was given by the northern forces. That’s when it happened. A canon on the union side experienced an accidental discharge, and Private Danial Hough was killed – by accidental friendly fire.
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