August 17, 1861 – In the North, both the government and the public stepped up scrutiny of anti-war sentiment this month, as wartime demands threatened constitutional guarantees. 969 more words
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January 27, 1861 – Secretary of State-designate William H. Seward wrote to President-elect Abraham Lincoln about conciliation efforts toward the southern states.
Tension had grown throughout the month, as five states joined South Carolina in seceding from the Union. 427 more words