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American Civil War Gazette - Extra - 1861 04 - April

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This application is recommended for ages 12+.

This app recreates the experience of what it would have been like to read the headlines and news stories unfolding day-by-day... much like the BBC or New York Times widget do for news today.

The American Civil War Gazette incorporates articles from both Northern and Southern newspapers. However, with the advantage of hindsight ...
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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 12+.

This app recreates the experience of what it would have been like to read the headlines and news stories unfolding day-by-day... much like the BBC or New York Times widget do for news today.

The American Civil War Gazette incorporates articles from both Northern and Southern newspapers. However, with the advantage of hindsight the ACW Gazette attempts to have the stories published on the date (and time where possible) of the actual events rather than on the actual date of publication... which was often several days or months after the actual event.

Although many regard the firing on Fort Sumter, South Carolina as the beginning of the American Civil War, by April 1861 seven states (South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas) had already seceded from the United States. They had created the Confederate Constitution, and named Jefferson Davis the provisional president of the Confederacy.

This app contains a variety of news articles that begin with Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard continuing the seige of Fort Sumter and the eventual firing on the fort that led to open hostilities. April 1861 ends with Virginia seceding from the Union and Maryland staying.

Confederate forces take the Norfolk Navy Yard, and the USS Merrimack (later CSS Virginia) is burnt to the waterline and sunk to the bottom of the harbor to prevent capture.

It is feared Washington, D.C. will fall and as New York and Massachusetts forces attempt reinforcment, and while en-route are attacked by the people of Baltimore, the details of which will be found in the stories enclosed.

Highlights of the April 1861 Edition:

- Gen. Beauregard (C.S.A.) prepares to take Fort Sumter

- Attack upon Fort Sumter inaugurates hostilities

- Lincoln calls for 75,000 troops to be raised

- Virginia secedes

- It is feared that Washington will be taken

- Massachusetts troops are attacked by Baltimore citizens while en-route to defend Washington

- Robert E. Lee declines command of the U.S. Army, resigns from U.S. Army, and accepts command of Virginia Forces

- Lincoln declares blockade of the South

- Davis announces he will issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal

- Norfolk Navy Yard taken by Southern forces

- Maryland rejects secession

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043881083
  • Publisher: Vinyard Studios
  • Publication date: 2/8/2012
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 2.5
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 7 MB
  • Sales rank: 899,769
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.rvinyard.com
    • Email: vinyardstudios@gmail.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Amazing.

    This was the beginning of the war. I only wish they went back to October 1860 and followed Lincoln's election and South Carolina's secession.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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