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    Lincoln Chooses War, 1861

    How America’s president led his country into the Civil War. On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was elected president of the United States. Running against a split Democratic Party (two Democratic candidates), with a...


    Rebel Pariah: General Roswell Ripley

    General Roswell Ripley couldn’t get along with anyone. Not even Robert E. Lee. For nearly four years Roswell Sabine Ripley wore the wreath and three stars of a Confederate general officer, despite being an unmistakable Yankee by any...