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Posted at 2:39 PM ET, 02/11/2011

Tweeting the Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected C.S.A president

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
Week seven : Lt. Slemmer refuses demands to surrender Fort Pickens
Week eight : Louisiana becomes the sixth state to secede
Week nine: Peace Conference opens in D.C.


By Mary Hadar  | February 11, 2011; 2:39 PM ET
Categories:  News, Tweeting the war  
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