Didn’t say it was all milk and honey; only that the terminology was wrong and Lincoln was not the ‘leader’ he’s been propped up as.
Now as to the first shot. The question would be...why? From my memory, S.C. ordered the area evacuated of the Fed. gov’t, some blow-hard Fed capt/general occupies the fort, Fed. gov’t attempts to reinforce said capt/general...SHTF time.
As to your 2nd point: there were more than enough ‘atrocities’ to go around.
And what gave South Carolina the authority to order federal troops from a federal facility?
...some blow-hard Fed capt/general occupies the fort...
A fort under Major Anderson's command, and which he moved to in the face of real threats from the South Carolina mob/militia.
...Fed. govt attempts to reinforce said capt/general...
Since the option was being starved into surrender then why are you surprised the federal government tried to resupply?
Said poo being deliberately flung at the fan by the Confederacy then they are responsible for all the death and destruction that followed.
I would suggest that Anderson was the opposite of a blow hard.
That would make your missive the opposite of the truth.