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Tennessee’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union, holding off until June 8th 1861, or nearly two months after the war’s first shots were fired at Fort Sumter.  Eastern Tennessee had a...

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Fort Scott National Historic Site

Fort Scott National Historic Site is located in the southeast Kansas city of the same name.  Fort Scott was an important western military base for the Union Army during the Civil War, but it...

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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...