The fall of Fort Sumter and Abraham Lincoln’s militia proclamation spark mass mobilizations in both North and South.
The South Carolinians receive word that President Lincoln will attempt to resupply Fort Sumter, and President Jefferson Davis makes a fateful decision.
President Lincoln gets advice on what to do about Fort Sumter and decides to send someone there to assess the garrison’s condition.
Jefferson Davis works to obtain foreign recognition for the new Confederacy as Federal military officers resign to go South.
South Carolinians want to seize Fort Sumter, but they need the new Confederate government to back them up.
New Confederate President Jefferson Davis works to build the executive department from scratch, while the Provisional Congress addresses national defense.