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Some Toughness in DC

The Surrender of Fort Sumter The Civil War Daily Gazette has a great piece on the April 14, 1861 surrender of Fort Sumter. My post on April 13th reproduced a New-York Times article that said that Fort Sumter had been … Continue reading

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Not for the Cherry Blossoms*

But Three Virginians Still Headed to DC On April 8, 1861 the Virginia secession convention debated and passed William B. Preston’s resolution to send three commissioners to interview President Lincoln and ascertain his policy toward the seceded states and the … Continue reading

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Let’s Visit the Rail Splitter!

And we’re not even looking for a federal job No final decisions were made, but 150 years ago today members of the Virginia secession convention debated a resolution to send three commissioners to meet with President Lincoln to find out … Continue reading

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Jubal Early Loves the Union! (in March 1861)

Since mid-February 1861 the Virginia secession convention has been meeting at the Mechanics’ Institute in Richmond. No final decisions have been made. On March 20, 1861 The New-York Times published an update (The New York Times Archive): THE VIRGINIA STATE … Continue reading

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South and Souther

The Wise Constant: Keep Stirring Things UP The February 16, 1861 issue of The New-York Times reported some news from the Virginia Secession Convention, John Janney presiding: IMPORTANT FROM RICHMOND.; PROCEEDINGS OF THE VIRCINIA STATE CONVENTION. A DISCLAIMER FROM GOV. … Continue reading

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