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A House Divided: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Tweeting the Civil War: Louisiana becomes the sixth state to secede

The Washington Post is tweeting the Civil War, in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters, official records and newspapers of the day. Follow us. Twitter recap from week one: Showdown in Charleston | Week...

By Mary Hadar  | January 28, 2011; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Civil War tour created by Ken Burns headed to Prince William County

A Civil War related tour created by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will be headed to Prince William County come spring, Prince William-Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau officials said Thursday.

By Jennifer Buske  | January 28, 2011; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  150th anniversary, Battlefields, News  | Tags:  Ken Burns, Manassas National Battlefield Park  
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A Declaration of the Causes which Impel the State of Texas to Secede from the Federal Union

Updated: 1/31/11 The Washington Post is tweeting the Civil War, in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters, official records and newspapers of the day. Follow us. Historical document: A Declaration of the Causes which...

By Mary Hadar  | January 28, 2011; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Documents, Tweeting the war  | Tags:  State of Texas Declaration of Secession  
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Georgia’s Declaration of Secession

The Washington Post is tweeting the Civil War, in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters, official records and newspapers of the day. Follow us. Historical document: Georgia’s Declaration of Secession...

By Mary Hadar  | January 28, 2011; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wal-Mart drops plans for building on Virginia battlefield site

Civil War Trust Communications Director Jim Campi said in a telephone interview, “This was the toughest fight we ever had. We are still amazed at the outcome.” ...

By Linda Wheeler  | January 26, 2011; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brag Bowling: Did the seceding states believe they could leave peacefully without provoking a war?

Southern leaders worked hard to pursue a peaceful separation. Conferences were set up for a lawful transfer of assets in areas under Confederate control. Virginia set up a Peace Conference to avoid war. Unfortunately, the Lincoln Administration would not work out an agreement on Ft. Sumter and several other installations.

By Brag Bowling  | January 24, 2011; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Lonnie Bunch: Did the seceding states believe they could leave peacefully without provoking a war?

While most people hoped they could leave without war, there was a bellicose group who felt that if war had to come, let it come. Because southerners were a people who had a long military tradition, they believed that they could defeat the North if it came to war.

By Lonnie Bunch  | January 24, 2011; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dennis Frye: Did the seceding states believe they could leave peacefully without provoking a war?

To send a clear message of its intention to avoid war, Virginia elected a Quaker (John Janney from Loudoun County) and a confirmed unionist as chairman of its secession convention. Janney urged his fellow delegates to proceed cautiously. ...

By Dennis Frye  | January 24, 2011; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chandra Manning: Did the seceding states believe they could leave peacefully without provoking a war?

Confederates in 1860 and 1861 were no strangers to world history and knew as well as anyone that governments do not typically consent agreeably to their own rupture, nor do populations cheerfully accede to the seizure by one part of the population of property held in common by the entire population ...

By Chandra Manning  | January 24, 2011; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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