Does anyone know of a major conflict where it's literally known who fired the first shot and their side went on to win the war?
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It was a general question Phyllis with a pic a Ft Sumter used as an example. Your right about it being unknown there and that was a premise of my theory that the side that is known to have fired the first shot loses the war. If true then the redcoats
You could be right, Nick, thanks for answering. I was just wondering with a loose theory that the side that fires the first shot, as at Sumter, loses the war. If true, then who fired first at Lexington may finally be answered. Just fun to ponder on.
I see were you're going Alaster, using the Civil War again as an example, was Ft Sumter the first shot? I don't believe it was. Maybe the first shot was John Brown in Kansas, the Kansas Nebraska Act, Andrew Jackson & Nullification, AntiFederalist
That's right, SC almost seceded in the 1830s. My thoughts were more on the generally considered first shot of a war. But your right again in that the theory probably can't be proven.