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Tolik,
A big factor that helped the southern states deploy was the fact that they were Preppers. They expected war to break out years before it actually occurred. Jefferson Davis was the Secretary of War under Millard Fillmore & James Buchanan the two presidents preceding Lincoln. During his 8 year tenure in this position he ordered arms and munitions moved from northern armories to the south. When war broke out Davis became president of the Confederate States of America.