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 Posted: Tue Dec 4th, 2007 02:51 pm
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as opposed to reinforcing Ft Sumter which is located squarely inside Charleston Harbor? At that time, S. Carolina considered themselves a part of a separate nation, no longer part of the United States. Furthermore, the CSA had a right to protect property of their nation.
Remember, at that time secession and the legality thereof had not been settled. The CSA position was as valid as was Lincoln's position that secession was not legal. It was at that time untested.

If we look at 19th century events thru 21st century filters, we are gonna get a skewed view of history.

Ed

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