But I'm not looking for another flash point to start the war that came. The war did not have to happen. The rest of the South did not have to join the seven in their secession. What happend in this history occured because of choices made by men who truly did not know what was going to happen.
I believe that resolve that Davis had to prove was in his head. Firing on Sumter did not move the South, Lincoln's actions did...to the much to the surprise of that arrogant republican.
One bit of trivia on the bombardment of Fort Sumter. When Fox arrived off the bar of Charleston he signaled the ships in his fleet to approach the entrance of the harbor to begin operations to relieve the fort. One of the assualt ship captains signaled back to him in effect...he wasn't going near the entrance of the harbor because he would not be apart of starting a war. Fox went on without that ship. If more people had been that cautious maybe we would not be on this board defending the actions of our ancestors.