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Collection Reference Number GLC01545.06
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title Broadside describing the Confederate attack of Fort Sumter, South Carolina
Date 13 April 1861
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Describing the first engagement of the Civil War, this broadside states "Washington in Danger! Rebel Victory! ... The Confederate Flag to Wave Over the Federal Capitol!" Includes various paragraphs regarding the Confederate victory. Contains reports on the engagement from Virginia, Rhode Island, Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, Georgia and South Carolina. Describes how President Abraham Lincoln heard news of the attack. A pencil note instructs "Keep Curio" and indicates origin in Marietta, Ohio. Docketed in pencil, possibly at a later date.
Subjects Fort Sumter  Fortification  Civil War  Military History  Battle  Union Forces  Washington, D.C.  Confederate States of America  President    
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Marietta, Ohio
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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