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Spring 2011 Civil War Film News

Sally Field has been cast as Mary Todd Lincoln in director Stephen Spielberg’s upcoming biographic film about Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War presidency.  Daniel Day-Lewis will portray Lincoln in the film, which is based on...

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The Baltimore Riot of April 19th, 1861

On April 15th,1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 troops in response to the rebellion that had commenced three days earlier when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Response to the...

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John Wilkes Booth Facts and Trivia

John Wilkes Booth was almost 27 years old when he shot President Lincoln on April 14, 1865 — it was two weeks before Wilkes’ May 10th birthday. John Wilkes Booth was his father’s favorite...

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April 12, 1861: Fort Sumter is Fired Upon and the War Begins

On December 20th, 1860 representatives at the South Carolina Secession Convention voted 169-0 in favor of seceding from the United States.  It was the first state to do so.  Tensions were running high in...

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Fort Sumter

Welcome to Iron Brigader, a blog about the Civil War.  It seems fitting for our first entry, to post a poem about Fort Sumter. SUMTER (April 12, 1861) Came the morning of that day...