The war begins

It has nothing (directly) to do with the Rebel attack on Fort Sanders, but today’s 150th anniversary of the Confederate mortar and other shells fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C., Harbor was the beginning of the war.

It began when President Lincoln, instead of surrendering the fort as the Rebels had demanded, resupplied it. So my hothead ancestors (I was born in South Carolina and am descended from South Carolinians on my mother’s side) opened fire.

It’s a little cloudy out there this morning. More here and here.

Via Cenantua’s Blog.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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