Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Dramatic Events of April, 1861 and the Beginning of Lincoln’s War: An Annotated Chronology

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Remember that there is now a hostile fleet of seven sail off your harbor, directed by bitter and malignant foes. They have come here proudly scorning and contemning your position. They may attempt to enter, but I say to them this night in defiance, let them come, let them come. If they do, although we may not wrap them in flames, as we have Sumter, we will wrap them in the waves and sink them too deep ever to be reached by pity or mercy.
South Carolina Governor Francis Pickens,
Charleston, April 13, 1861.

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