Prominent U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas, a Democrat who supports the Lincoln administration’s war effort, dies at 48.
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An electric shock throughout the land
The fall of Fort Sumter and Abraham Lincoln’s militia proclamation spark mass mobilizations in both North and South.
To redress wrongs already long enough endured
President Lincoln issues a proclamation calling on 75,000 volunteers to join their state militias to help force the Confederate states back into the Union.
A Breakwater Between North and South
James Buchanan wraps up his term as president and reflects upon his handling of the secession crisis.
Lincoln Gets Acquainted with Washington
President-elect Abraham Lincoln visits the U.S. Capitol and holds discussions with many top politicians regarding the secession crisis.
We Have Had Enough Controversies About Kansas
President James Buchanan signs a bill into law making “Bleeding Kansas” the 34th state of the Union.
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