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James Chestnut Jr a United States Senator, and Confederate General was the first Southern Senator to resign from the United States Senate on November 10th 1860.


General Ulysses S. Grant’s Civil War Presentation Sword as General in Chief of the United States Army, 1864.

The mayor of New York City, Fernando Wood proposed on January 6th 1861 that the city should secede from the United States.

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John Wilkes Booth, the greatest actor of his time, conspired with at least four other people to bring down the United States government by assassinating the president, vice president, and secretary of state.

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The print at the bottom of the photo states both are slave children... Isaac & Rosa

1861 Quarter Eagle. The 1861 quarter eagle is a coin that is common enough to be easily found in any grade, up to uncirculated condition. However, the year it was produced in is very historical in the terms of the history of the United States. In this year, the most famous of all Civil Wars commenced, between the United States and the Confederate States of America (CSA), which was formed in early 1861.

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The Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant. 1864 Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

The Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant. 1864