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Troglodite Wrote: Aug 25, 2013 7:31 PM
g: You are absolutely correct that the firing on Fort Sumter was merely a "casus belli" from the point of view of Lincoln, who looked forward to a pretext to suppress the South by force. The Southerners, regrettably, gave it to him by firing on the "old flag." That said, the Border states did not secede until after the firing on Sumter and after Lincoln's call for troops.