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 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 | Week seven : Lt. Slemmer refuses demands to surrender Fort Pickens
| January 28, 2011; 5:15 PM ET
Save & Share: Previous: Civil War tour created by Ken Burns headed to Prince William County
Next: Four good reasons to visit Ford's Theatre in February