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The first Civil War casualty to be buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn was a 12-year-old drummer for a New York regiment. Clarence McKenzie, a local boy fatally wounded in an accidental shooting in Maryland, was buried June 14, 1861, two months after the Union garrison at Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate forces.
Been there ~ dlm. Ft. Sumter was one of two US federal ports still held by the Union in the seceded South Carolina. On April 10, 1861 the Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard demanded the evacuation of Union troops. When the union refused, the Confederates attacked at 0430, signalling the start of a 4 year long bloody Civil War.