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8.40 hours is about one-fourth as long as The Battle of Fort Sumter.
In other words, it's 0.250 times the length of The Battle of Fort Sumter, and the length of The Battle of Fort Sumter is 4 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, 33 hours later. The Battle's only casualties were the accidental shootings of two Union soldiers during the surrender ceremony.
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