- Oct 26, 2012
And caused the State of Virginia to secede.In my opinion Lincoln the master politician used the events in S.C. to rally his base for war---successfully. It had the same effect that Pearl Harbor had or remember the Maine or 9/11. He suckered the hotheads into firing first when all they had to do was wait the fort out---They would have left anyway. They were close when fired on. It allowed Lincoln to call for 75,000 volunteers for their 90 day war.