Help support TMP


POLL: The Sumter Conundrum


120 votes were cast.


Back to POLLS home page


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP writes:

He did the right thing – resupply the garrison to force the Rebs to decide whether or not to fire the first shot – I am not sure that reinforcement would help all that much, given the size of Ford Sumter and that reinforcements would be just more mouths to feed


Back to the Homepage



1,058 hits since 24 Dec 2014
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

The Membership System will be closing for maintenance in 1 minutes. Please finish anything that will involve the membership system, including membership changes or posting of messages.

If you were a member of this website, you could participate in website polls. Would you like a free membership?

VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
resupply and reinforce the garrison
50
42%
bar of chart
resupply the garrison
47
39%
bar of chart
withdraw the force
19
16%
bar of chart
other (explain)
4
3%
bar of chart
POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
In the April issue of Naval History magazine, Craig L. Symonds writes:
On his first day in office, President Abraham Lincoln faced one of his most vexing problems: Should he despatch a naval expedition to resupply the besieged garrison at Fort Sumter, or simply withdraw the force?
What should Lincoln have done?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.