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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

History: South Carolina Decides for War, 6 April 1861

Bombardment of Fort Sumter by the batteries of the Confederate states,” 1861. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-90258 (Wikimedia)
One hundred fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln notified South Carolina's Governor that he was sending a supply ship to deliver relief to Fort Sumter, which had been under Confederate siege for more than three months. Lincoln didn't want to deal with the Confederates, whose government he didn't recognize, but Governor Pickens had no such reservations. Uncertain of Lincoln's intentions, the Southerners spent the following week making decisions for war.

The Monmouth County library system is hosting a series of Civil War related events this month in honor of the 150th anniversary, according to The Examiner.  The series begins on 10 April. Check out the library's website, which will treat you to a brief video explaining the Muster in Manalapan.


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