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Events of 1861

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The Class of 1861: Baptism of Fire Came Early  
Baileys Crossroads' Face-Off: An Early Proof of Officers' Mettle  
Ball's Bluff Battle: Politcal Repercussions For Years To Come  
Ball's Bluff: General Stone Blamed for Fiasco  
Baltimore Museum Built Near Attack Site  
Bull Run: Lament of leader belies bullishness of a few good men  
Bull Run: New system proved its worth  
Bull Run: When green armies collided, red blood flowed  
Civil War's Inevitability  
Dranesville Clash: Proves Small, But Deadly  
Leesburg Pikes Historic Role  
Lincoln's Unprecedented Exercise of Power  
Missouri's Tide Turned By Portable Hemp Bales  
Montgomery, Alabama: Remembering Confederacy's Original Seat  
North and South: 'The First To Fall'  
Peyton Anderson: Cofederate Soldier Got Bullet, Not Breakfast  
Peyton Anderson: Sentry Becomes First Rebel Wounded  
Rebels Resemble Keystone Kops in Early Skirmish  
Slavery, Not States' Rights, Inspired Secession  
Sumter: After fall, 7th Regiment defends capital  
Sumter: Jefferson Davis and his decision  
Sumter: Richmond Streets' Echo With Gunfire  
Sumter: The Union's Response  
Thomas Holliday Hicks Addresses Peril Facing Maryland  
Trent Affair: Almost Starts War With England  
Virginia Innkeeper and Yank Officer Killed Over Flag Dispute  
Virginia Theological Seminary: Saved Through One-man's Efforts  
Zoaves: A Tough, Colorful Solider Helped Occupy Alexandria  
 
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