Some say Laurens native fired Civil War’s first shot- Greenville News


Edmund Drago, a professor of history at the College of Charleston and author of a book on Confederate children, said while the family’s pride is honest, there are different points of view.


“This is really a matter of interpretation,” he said. “Because when you say that you are happy you fired that first shot, for whatever reason, and it ends up in the death of 620,000 Americans, should you be proud of that? And that’s your political perspective.”


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