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On Dec. 21, 1860 South Carolina was celebrating the end of the Union. This notice informed citizens that South Carolina was an “independent sovereignty" and encouraged people to close their businesses early and generally rejoice. Bells were rung for an hour and everyone was ordered to light their houses that evening. From the collection of the State Museum.
THIS IS OF THE GENERALS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH. 1. 11 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNITED STATES. 2. GETTYSBURG WAS THE BLOODIEST BATTLE. 3. MORE THAN 400,000 SOLDIERS WERE CAPTURED IN THE DURATION OF THE WAR. 4. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE SOLDIERS WAS 25.8 YEARS. (civilwar.org) Anna Leigh Hayes 3/17/14