Drik Wrote:
Feb 03, 2013 2:06 PM
Citadel cadets stationed on Morris Island were setting of New Year's fireworks on 1/9/61 about a half mile from Fort Sumpter. At the same time, the unarmed federal ship Star of the West was cruising past towards Fort Sumpter to resupply her. The Star of the West claimed that they were fired upon and that a richochet had struck the forechain of the ship, so they retreated, giving Lincoln the rationale that he sought the South had attacked the North and started a war. Prior to this, all of the interactions throughout all the South were garrisons and forts were taken and federal tropps were told to leave had been amicable and no shots fired per the order of outgong president James Buchanan.