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POLL: Fort Sumter: Counterbattery Fire


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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I agree with the overall sentiment; returning fire to batteries based in the middle of a well populated city seems unlikely to be productive, in the short or long term, given the circumstances Major Anderson was in


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
no, he should not have opened fire
50
36%
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yes, he should have opened fire
66
47%
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no opinion
24
17%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
When the initial attempt to supply Fort Sumter was made, the Star of the West was driven off by fire from a rebel battery. Fort Sumter's heavy guns could have provided counterbattery fire, covering the Star of the West. Should Major Anderson have opened fire?

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