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Posted at 3:31 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Tweeting the Civil War: Rumors of an imminent invasion begin to circulate in Charleston and Montgomery

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
Week twelve: Assassination conspiracy against Lincoln is discovered
Week thirteen Lincoln is inaugurated


By Mary Hadar  | March 11, 2011; 3:31 PM ET
Categories:  150th anniversary, News, Tweeting the war  
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