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 Posted: Mon May 21st, 2012 01:17 am
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As a shortcut, I did a quick Google search and found two references that say something on the order of "Some historians believe these were the first shots fired by Union forces in the Civil War."

My books have more detail than either of these web sites, but suffice it to say that it is a wonder that the Fort Pickens incident didn't become the actual start of the war, but it was overshadowed by Fort Sumter, perhaps because the South Carolinins were far better organized than Floridians were at that particular point.

http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Pickens

http://www.tulane.edu/~latner/Pickens.html

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