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Posted at 5:07 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Tweeting the Civil War: Lt. Slemmer refuses demands to surrender Fort Pickens

By Mary Hadar

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 two: S.C. teeters on the brink of secession | Week three: S.C. secedes | Week four: Anderson moves men to Ft. Sumter | Week five: Gov. Pickens forbids reinforcements to Fort Sumter | Week six: Mississippi, Florida and Alabama secede from the Union

By Mary Hadar  | January 21, 2011; 5:07 PM ET
Categories:  News, Tweeting the war  
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This is fantastic, but the weekly links go to odd places without the summaries or the tweets--or require yet another link to get to them.

Also, it would be really helpful to add a "In chronological order" button or option, so that the reader, not the tweeter, can catch up and watch the events unfold!

As it stands, the tweet pages are a morass of confusion as one is trying to read up the page.

Posted by: RaindropSky | January 24, 2011 9:58 AM | Report abuse

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