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21.340 seconds is about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Battle of Fort Sumter
In other words, the length of The Battle of Fort Sumter is 5,600 times that amount.
(1861)
The first battle of the American Civil War, the Battle of Fort Sumter began with the shelling of the Fort at 4:30 am on April 12th, 1861 and concluded with the surrender of the Fort by its Commander Robert Anderson at about 1:30pm on April 13th, 120,000 seconds later. The Battle's only casualties were the accidental shootings of two Union soldiers during the surrender ceremony.
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