Re: Start of the Civil War
David et al,
I closed this thread because this is a classic example of someone coming onto the forums looking for answers from someone else who has done the work.
My suggestion is that you search the web or go to the library and look at sources covering the year 1861. Dozens of books have been written on Fort Sumter and the political atmosphere of the nation prior to the war.
I'm of an age where we still used card catalogues at the library . Even research has gotten easier.
By learning how to do research, people can become contributors to this forum. I'm not trying to pick on David here, but we can't allow students and new guys to come on the forum and have answers handed to them without doing the work themselves.
Another way to ask for this information would be; "I'm doing a research paper on the political happenings prior to Fort Sumter and I am looking for some sources that others have found containing information on this topic."
Good luck in your search for information.
Last edited by dusty27; 04-14-2004 at 11:20 AM.
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