I did not say there was violence about the collection of tariffs, just that the union fortified all important port entries like to Charleston which was a major financial provider.
No argument, the south fired first, in april, after providing orders to leave. In actually, the first shots were fired in January at a supply ship trying to supply the fort.
The Union didn't fortify the entry to Savannah or New Orleans or Mobile or any of the really important Southern ports. And it didn't interfere with traffic in and out of Pensacola and Charleston.
No argument, the south fired first, in april, after providing orders to leave.
If I ordered you to leave your property would you do it?
The fortification occurred long before the war started. Back when the fortification occurred the southern representatives wanted it, liked it, and slave owners were paid for having their ‘property’ employed in making the fortification.
Rather like Lee paid slave owners to fortify Richmond in the early days of the insurrection. Oh, and he paid himself too.