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To: 0.E.O

“then didn’t the Confederacy commit the first act of war by firing on Sumter?”

Not when the US government was fortifying the fort in preparations to fire on the South. Not to mention that wasn’t the only thing going on at the time. I know your knowledge of the period is extremely limited and those other events are beyond your scope of reasoning. That is obvious since all you ever bring up is Sumter.


29 posted on 06/11/2013 7:48:17 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

Sumter was a US fort, had been fortified by the US, and was built using southern labor with stone from NY and MA on a shoal. It was never part of SC land.

Pretending that ‘they was gonna hit me first’ didn’t work in 4th grade, and it doesn’t work now.

The insurrection wanted a war to get Virginia, the largest slave state, to join the insurrection. That part of the southern insurrection strategy worked.

The ‘winning the war that they started’ part: not so much.


37 posted on 06/11/2013 9:34:12 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: CodeToad
Not when the US government was fortifying the fort in preparations to fire on the South.

But they weren't. They were simply manning their post.

Not to mention that wasn’t the only thing going on at the time. I know your knowledge of the period is extremely limited and those other events are beyond your scope of reasoning.

Well then by all means please educate this poor, unworthy Yankee and tell me what else was going on?

44 posted on 06/11/2013 10:31:21 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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