Today Is the 150th Anniversary of the Bombardment of Fort Sumter

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Fort Sumter Death Toll:             1 horse, no humans

Death Toll From Lincoln’s

Response to Fort Sumter:          670,000 humans (including 50,000 Southern civilians); thousands of horses

This certainly seems like a measured, prudent, statesmanlike response by Lincoln.  I’m beginning to understand why the Lincoln cultists at the Claremont Institute, Hillsdale College, and elsewhere make such a big deal about Lincoln’s “prudence” and “statesmanship.”  Or at least I’m beginning to understand how they define these terms.

5:09 am on April 12, 2011