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A.S. Willington & Co. (fl. 1861-1864) Charleston daily courier. [Vol. 59, no. 18,835 (April 19, 1861)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.37.01 Author/Creator: A.S. Willington & Co. (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Newspapers Date: 19 April 1861 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Secession of Virginia From the Union, Action of Governor Letcher, Arizon with the South, Correspondence Between General Beauregard & Major Anderson at Fort Sumter.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Secession, Union Forces, Government and Civics, Fort Sumter, Battle of Fort Sumter, Confederate General or Leader

Sub Era: The American Civil War