|View single post by Unionblue|
|Posted: Wed Dec 2nd, 2009 08:14 am||
Of course Lincoln wanted the South to fire on Ft. Sumter. Or Ft. Pickens or any other point that would have the South firing first.
Davis wanted the same thing. He wanted the North to fire on someone or something so he could claim the other side started the war.
Wanting a thing does not mean a thing has to happen. Davis and his cabinet weren't stupid and I can never go along with the idea that the South was 'tricked' into firing the first shot at Sumter.
The South had a reason for doing so and felt it was worth the risk.
We are left with the results of that choice.
Belief does not make truth. Evidence makes truth. And belief does not make evidence.