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There are no records of the meeting between Baldwin, Magruder and Lincoln on April 4th. We only have recollections. This was not a Confederate representative meeting, this was a meeting of Virginia representatives with Lincoln. Lincoln called the meeting but when the men arrived chastised them for not having the meeting several days earlier. A reference to Lincoln already given orders to start the war. What is generally surmised is that Virginia would not vote to secede if Lincoln would evacuate Fort Sumter. Trading a State for a Fort. If ANY firing commenced from either side, Virginia would secede. Lincoln was adamant that Fort Sumter must get supplies. In his mind he could not go against the wishes of his party and surrender Fort Sumter. Lincoln did not believe Virginia would secede and gambled that his efforts to reinforce Fort Sumter would not force Virginia over to the Confederacy. He was wrong.

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