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January 5, 2012 6:03 PM

Soldiers in Blue and Gray Brace for Second Year of War

Following the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861, there had been few full-scale battles during the first year of the Civil War. When there wasn’t fighting on the battlefield, there was plenty of political intrigue on the state, national and international level. With the second year of the war beginning, leaders from north and south recalled past trials and wondered what lay in store for 1862.

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