Civil War Background


Civil War Background


Gives background information about the Civil War's causes, battles, and outcomes.

Collection Items

"The Union is Dissolved"
This famous broadside was first to advertise secession, run by South Carolina's Charleston Mercury. South Carolina was the first state to secede.

The Manumission of the Robinson Family
In the late 1850's Planter Jon Lee died. Owner of James Robinson's wife Susan Gaskins and their eight children, Lee freed the entire Robinson family still living on his property in his will. Unfortunately, two of the family's sons, Alfred and James,…

Manassas Junction Railroad
Manassas was the location of the first battle of the Civil War because of its crucial location at the intersection of two major modes of transportation - roads and railroads. Located at the confluence of Warrenton Turnpike and the Alexandria and…
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