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April 17, 1861: Virginia Politicians Vote to Secede from the Union

On April 17, 1861, Virginia politicians voted to secede from the Union. The move came just days after the Civil War had erupted at Fort Sumter and after…

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April 15, 1861: President Lincoln Calls for Volunteer Troops

On April 15, 1861, three days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in South Carolina, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteer troops.…

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