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Posted at 5:15 PM ET, 02/25/2011

Tweeting the Civil War: Assassination conspiracy against Lincoln is discovered

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.
Week ten: Jefferson Davis is elected C.S.A president
Week eleven: Confederate Congress assumes control of Southern troops in Charleston Harbor

By Mary Hadar  | February 25, 2011; 5:15 PM ET
Categories:  150th anniversary, News, Tweeting the war  
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Next: 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?

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