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The Newf and Werner von Bachelle

In April 1861 Werner von Bachelle volunteered for service in response to President Lincoln's first call for troops. Killed at Antietam, he's a celebrity today - thanks to his faithful Newfoundland dog.
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John Marszalek: What legal authority did President Lincoln have to call up 75,000 troops to defend Washington and to order the blockade of most Southern ports?

History / US History : A House Divided (4 years ago)

Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus of history at Mississippi State University In April, 1861, soon after the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of ports in the southern states. Among other actions, ... Read Post

Fort Sumter – April 12, 1861

History / US History : Blog Divided (5 years ago)

After Confederates fired on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to restore order in South Carolina. This action pushed Upper South states like North Carolina and Virginia to secede a... Read Post

Jim Campi: How do you explain the crazed, homicidal fury of city residents during the Baltimore Riots of April 19, 1861 in response to Massachusetts troops passing through that city; was that event an anomaly?

History / US History : A House Divided (4 years ago)

Director of policy and communications for the Civil War Preservation Trust One day after the fall of Fort Sumter, President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for 75,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion. The proclamation stok... Read Post


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