150 years ago today the first shot was fired in the Civil War.
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04-13-2011, 09:40 AM
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Re: 150 years ago today the first shot was fired in the Civil War.
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For those who've never read it and are interested, here's the correspondence that took place between Anderson and Beuaregard before the first shot was fired:
The level of cordiality in the commanders' correspondence is breathtaking. I am always amazed at just how polite the diplomacy of war was during the Victorian Era. Of course, war never changes once the shooting starts.
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