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A House Divided: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Tweeting the Civil War: Lincoln is inaugurated

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:...

By Mary Hadar  | March 4, 2011; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Civil War soldiers to be honored in Living Legacy Tree Planting program

More than 100 miles of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania roadway is about to get a little more green thanks to funding from the Commonwealth and a vision by Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership officials who created a program to honor...

By Jennifer Buske  | March 2, 2011; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hear Lincoln’s first inaugural speech at U.S. Capitol

On Saturday at 10 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol visitor center, actor Sam Waterston will deliver Abraham Lincoln’s justifiably famous first inaugural speech during a re-enactment of the 16th President’s swearing-in. As with the original, which actually occurred a day...

By Linda Wheeler  | February 28, 2011; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frank Williams: By the end of February, 1861, federal forts, arsenals, post offices and court houses had been seized by Confederate troops; how much did this help the South in its war effort and how much did the loss hurt the North?

In the short term, such takings enhanced the newly formed Confederate States with morale, funds, equipment, property, officers and men who left the federal forces to join the C.S.A. but in the long term it strengthened northern determination and will to maintain the government. ...

By Frank Williams  | February 28, 2011; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dennis Frye: By the end of February, 1861, federal forts, arsenals. post offices and court houses in the Deep South had been seized by Confederate troops; how much did this help the South in its war effort and how much did the loss hurt the North?

No nation survives without the means of defense.The Confederate seizure of coastal fortifications and their formidable cannon offered port cities, critical to Southern commerce, instant protection from invaders at sea. ...

By Dennis Frye  | February 28, 2011; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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John Marszalek: By the end of February, 1861, federal forts, arsenals, post offices and court houses in the Deep South had been seized by Confederate troops; how much did this help the South in its war effort and how much did the loss hurt the North?

The fact that these institutions actually stayed in local and state hands gave southerners the assurance that they really had a new nation and the essentials to survive. ...

By John Marszalek  | February 28, 2011; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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