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12 November 1861: “Will Lincoln back out or will he not? Upon this depends the future character of this struggle.”

Item description: In this piece from 12 November 1861, the editors of the Wilmington Daily Journal examine which way the current war will unfold. They ask if it will be “confined to the operations of large bodies acting strategically for … Continue reading

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14 May 1861: “…all prizes of vessels and property captured by private armed ships…”

Item description: “AN ACT Regulating the sale of Prizes, and the distribution thereof.” No. 126. Item transcription: [click here to view a full transcription of the acts and resolutions via Documenting the American South] Item citation: From Acts and resolutions … Continue reading

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