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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 12:34 am
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Texas Defender

Joined: Sat Jan 27th, 2007
Location: Texas USA
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  Attacking Ft. Sumter was the worst possible thing for the Confederates to do. It was exactly what Mr. Lincoln hoped that they would do, since it helped him to arouse passions in the north and raise an army.

  In the end, however, if they had waited Anderson out and he had left, it would have made no difference in the final accounting. Mr. Lincoln was never going to accept secession, so there would have been a war regardless.

  The NEW YORK TIMES continually referred to Ft. Sumter as: "Ft. Sumpter." Almost a century and a half later, the quality of their product has not improved.

EDITING: Nor has it improved since 2007.

Last edited on Tue Jun 18th, 2013 02:31 pm by Texas Defender

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