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Charleston Mercury The Union is dissolved! [Charleston Mercury, Extra Ed.]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02688 Author/Creator: Charleston Mercury Place Written: Charleston Type: Broadsides Date: 20 December 1860 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Docketed on verso with contemporary and (apparently post-war) note.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Secession, Confederate States of America, Civil War, Military History, Rebellion, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The Failure of Compromise