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One of the first responses was to send warships to the Charleston Harbor.

He also asked for 75,000 volunteers for a term of three months to the Army. Almost everyone thought the "rebellion" would be short lived. Lincoln also put into motion part of the socalled Anaconda Plan and ordered the US Navy to blockade all Southern ports.

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Q: What was the first response by President Lincoln to the situation at Fort Sumter?
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What was president loincoln's first reponse to the situation at fort Sumter?

Lincoln said he would send food but no arms to the fort.


What was President Lincoln's response to the situation at Fort Sumter?

After the Confederates fired on the US Army garrison on the island of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbour, Lincoln could not declare war, because that would mean recognising the Confederacy as a sovereign nation. Instead he appealed for volunteer troops to put down a rebellion of the Southern states and bring them back into the USA.


What did president Lincoln ask the state governors after the fall of fort Sumter?

By a special Proclamation, Lincoln declared the existence of an insurgency, and asked the State Governors 75,000 volunteers to repress it.


Who declared war in the Revolutionary War?

Fort Sumter, a fort that remained in the union, was running low on supplies. President Lincoln had to decide whether or not to supply fort. If he did he risked war if not he would giving in to the rebels [the confederate]. Lincoln informed South Carolina that he would be resuplying Fort Sumter. Confederate leaders decided to take over Fort Sumter before the supplies ships arrived. On April 12, 1861, the confederates opened fire on Sumter. the attack lasted for 34 hours until the fort had to surrender. The Conferderate attack on Fort Sumter was the beginning of the Civil War.


The civil war started with the confederate attack on fort Sumter in the year of what?

In actuality, the Battle of Fort Sumter in April of 1861 is classified as an act of rebellion and or treason. The US Supreme Court ruled that the actual "war" began in July of 1861, when US President Lincoln addressed Congress to ask for more men and supplies to put down the Southern rebellion. As for the Confederacy, their Congress and Jefferson Davis made the statement in May of 1861 that the Confederacy and the United States were in fact now (meaning May ) at war with with the US.

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How did president Buchanan respond to fort Sumter situation?

Buchanan wasn't President so he didn't respond. Lincoln was president.


What was president loincoln's first reponse to the situation at fort Sumter?

Lincoln said he would send food but no arms to the fort.


What was President Lincoln's response to the situation at Fort Sumter?

After the Confederates fired on the US Army garrison on the island of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbour, Lincoln could not declare war, because that would mean recognising the Confederacy as a sovereign nation. Instead he appealed for volunteer troops to put down a rebellion of the Southern states and bring them back into the USA.


Is fort Sumter a museum?

Fort Sumter was a fort back when Lincoln was president.


How many volunteers did Lincoln call for after fort Sumter?

After the surrender of Fort Sumter, President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers. He requested that each of them serve for three months.


How did President Lincoln trick the South into attacking Fort Sumter?

Historians differ as to President Lincoln's actual intentions, but his (well-publicized) decision to send a resupply fleet to Fort Sumter in April of 1861 did in fact lead the South to fire the shots that sparked the formal start of the Civil War. Lincoln's response to the fall of Ft. Sumter was aggressive and decisive in several ways: it galvanized the war effort of the North and pushed additional Southern states to secede from the Union.


What did President Lincoln do to help Fort Sumter?

Well, Lincoln wanted to relieve the fort, but as he got there, the first gunshot of the Civil War was taken. As a result, the troops at Fort Sumter had no ammunition left and had no reasonable means of themselves, Lincoln surrendered sumter.


Who was president of the union when ft Sumter was attacked?

Abraham lincoln for the union and jefferson davis for the confederacy


How did president Lincoln respond to the surrender of fort Sumter?

he made a army to fight fort sumert


What was Lincoln's response to the Sumter crisis?

Lincoln ignored requests for the troops to be removed and he kept funding their posistion which provoked South Carolina to defend their state and shoot at the fort.


What did President Lincoln do when the Confederacy seized Fort Sumter?

Established a naval blockade around the Southern states


Why did Lincoln inform Jefferson Davis that he was only sending food and supplies to Fort Sumter?

US President Lincoln hoped to avoid an armed conflict over Fort Sumter. For that reason he informed Jefferson Davis that only supples, not ammunition or weapons were being sent to Fort Sumter.